Police have said that they are resolute to find the killers of one of its own, ASP Muhammad Kirumira who was assassinated on Saturday.
According to Police, Kirumira was shot at around 9pm on Saturday while he was driving to his home in Bulenga.
He had packed somewhere in Bulenga when unknown assailants opened fire on his car and killed him together with a female identified as Resty Nalinya.
The President said that the killers were four in number and that they were traveling on a boda boda.
Police spokesperson, SSP Emiliam Kayima condemned the act but said that the security agencies will ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended.
“This is yet another gruesome one that we condemn strongly. The killers used a similar mode of boda boda and fled the scene immediately after crime,” Kayima said.
“As security, we are putting heads together and our resolve is total. We condemn these acts. We pledge to protect Ugandans amid these challenges”.
“We hope we shall find the killers. We urge Ugandans not to give way to criminals and killers. We can stand together and we shall win”.
Kirumira joined the Uganda Police Force on January 29, 2005 as a Probation Police Constable and was posted to Kibaale district as a detective. He had risen through the ranks to become Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) by the time of his death.
“He was a hardworking officer and he excelled in many of his duties. But that’s not to say there were no some shortcomings,” Kayima said.
“For these shortcomings, he went through the disciplinary court and was charged, although some of the charges were later dropped”.
He said that Police leadership had held a meeting with the members of family of both Kirumira and Nalinya regarding the program for burial.
Kirumira’s body will be laid to rest in Mpambile (Mpigi) Sunday afternoon while Nalinya will be buried tomorrow, Monday in Mpenja (Gomba).