UGANDA: President Museveni mourns Muhammad Kirumira

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President Museveni talks to witnesses at the scene

KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has said criminals are taking advantage of “gaps I identified in my speech to Parliament”.

Condoling the murder of ASP Muhammad Kirumira, the President said he visited the scene of crime late Saturday.

Muhammad Kirumira

The maverick former Buyende District Police Commander was gunned down in his car alongside a lady friend, who has since been identified by Police as Resty Nalinya, also a resident of Bulenga.

The two were reportedly on their way home from Resort Park when they were intercepted by two assailants riding on a motorcycle without lights at around 9.00pm.

The gunmen reportedly shot more than 10 bullets at the vehicle – a black Toyota Corona registration number UAJ 228V before fleeing from the scene.

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Here is the President’s message:

“Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu, condolences on the brutal killing of police officer Muhammad Kirumira at Bulenga. I visited the scene of crime at 23:00hrs.

The criminals are still using the gaps I identified in my speech to Parliament. You remember the 20th June 2018 gaps? The Police Force are working hard to fill the gaps. They have started installing the cameras and other measures are being put in place.

The electronic identification of Boda bodas would have helped us to identify these people quickly. However, while still using the old methods, I want to salute the residents of Bulenga for, although not armed, some Boda Bodas gave chase to the killers – four of them riding on motorcycles – up to Mile 9.

That limited counter- action may help us to expose the killers as happened in the case of Susan Magara.

On the urban criminals, the sub- committee of security began meeting at 10:00hrs under my chairmanship and we are to stop these pigs by not just relying on the old police methods.

Pending the installing of cameras etc everywhere, we are going to re-activate the Luweero methods to deal with these cowardly pigs. Wait for my announcement this afternoon.

Yoweri K. Museveni

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