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Seven Kayihura allies arrested over Kirumira murder

by James Ateenyi

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has arrested atleast seven police officers in connection to the murder of former Old Kampala Division Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira.

The officers were arrested from different parts of Kampala and sorrounding district of Wakiso most of them are serving as Fly Squad Unit. They were picked by CMI after intelligence reports linked them to the assassination of former Buyende District Police Commander Kirumira.

It said that COM conducted an operation which led to the arrests of Deus Byaruhanga, who formerly worked as a driver in Flying Squad, David Bamwesigye, a former Flying Squad operative, Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ismail Ssenono, the officer in charge operations at Old Kampala police station and others whose identities are yet to be established.

The suspects were taken to CMI headquarters in Mbuya for further questioning and interrogation prior to their distribution to different detention centres where they are being held.

It is also said that the CMI is carrying out a parallel investigation and the details of the investigations have been kept confidential.

Police are also carrying out different investigation and are relying on most of the testimonies from the more than 20 witness who recorded statement after the assassination but no break through has been attained.

Weeks before his assassination, Kirumira had filed a complaint at police station alleging that some strangers were trailing him and threatening his life, a complaint that was ignored.

He had on several occasions complained against what he said the criminal behaviours by some of the operatives of the Flying Squad Unit and other police officers whom he claimed to have incriminating evidence against.

Among those he openly complained against was former Professional Standards Unit commandant Joel Aguma, Nixon Agasirwe, the former commandant of the Special Operations Unit, Herbert Muhangi, the former commandant of the Flying Squad and an operative only identified as Faisal, among many others.

Most of those he complained against have since been arrested by CMI and are facing various charges at the General Court Martial.

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