Kirumira to hand over DPC office to Akankwasa

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Incarcerated Muhammad Kirumira is set to appear in Buyende district where he is expected to hand over office to the new District Police Commander, the Nile Post has learnt.

On Wednesday, Kirumira announced he had resigned as Buyende DPC but on Thursday after, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura replaced him with Assistant Superintendent of Police Edgar Akankwasa.

According to a police source, Kirumira is to appear at a function where he is supposed to hand over office to his predecessor.

“As far as I am concerned, he is on his way to Buyende to hand over office,” a source that is not authorised to speak on the matter told this website.

When contacted for a comment, police spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed Kirumira would be handing over office to the new District Police Commander for Buyende.

Kirumira in a post on his social media pages this week said he has on many occasions been frustrated by his bosses citing the recent arraignment before the police tribunal over charges related to corruption, extortion and unnecessary use of authority as part of the larger scheme to portray him as a criminal before the public.

“I want to leave the police force since it is clean and I am branded dirty. I will not accept to hold office when I am being tried,”Kirumira said.

In response, Kayima described as gross indiscipline amounting to a scandalous conduct the act by Kirumira to run to the media to express his views.

He also warned the media and fellow police officers against sympathising with Kirumira.

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