Chaos as Kirumira walks out of police court in protest

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Embattled former Old Kampala and Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira Tuesday afternoon walked out of the police court in protest over stringent bail terms given to him.

Last week the maverick officer who is charged with a number of charges including extortion, corruption and torture among others applied to have him released from jail.

On Tuesday, the police disciplinary court chaired by Denis Odongpiny accepted to release the police officer but gave him stringent terms.

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The court asked him to bring three sureties who were expected to be senior police officers.

Kirumira was also asked to report to the Professional Standards Unit every morning.

“You are not allowed to speak to any journalist in regards to matters concerning police,”Odongpiny told Kirumira.

However, Kirumira was incensed by the strict terms he said were meant to keep him in detention adding that he had not been given ample time to look for senior police officers to bail him out.

“That is my ruling and in case of anything against the ruling, appeal to the police council,”Odongpiny responded to Kirumira’s pleas.

The embattled police officer would later throw tantrums and walked out of the police disciplinary court.

“I don’t want to be intimidated because of a police job, which job is this.  Don’t intimidate me, this is Uganda, we have constitutional rights,” Kirumira said as he trooped about the court room.

He was later arrested outside the court and driven back to Nalufenya.

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