Mariam Kirumira, the wife of incarcerated former District Police Commander (DPC) of Buyende Muhammad Kirumira has today morning reportedly been attacked by unknown thugs riding on boda bodas.
According to Mariam, she was on her way to check whether her husband is detained at the Railway Police Station when the thugs struck and taunted her in Luganda saying: “Kuluno tubalina, nako akabuto tuyinza okkakuba nekavamu tuwone bukirumira obulala okutulumya omutwe.” This, loosely translates into: “This time we have you we can even terminate that pregnancy so that we don’t get any more of Kirumira to give us headache.’’
She added that she was saved by her boda boda rider who sped off and left the attackers giving chase in vain.
Meanwhile, Mariam aka Mariam Muwala wa Mzee, will not go without a fight, and has accused the Police of being behind her family’s woes.
“I request Afande Kayihura (IGP) to tell your boys to leave us alone. mwatulese netusula mukyangala fearing for our lives as if that was not enough u attack a heavily pregnant woman who is so helpless trying to make ends meet nga omwami mwamubuzizaawo mumbeera embi dala. Just let me be munaku yange. And if anything happens to me u are responsible for everything,’ Mariam, in a mixture of English and Luganda, posted on her Facebook page.
Yesterday morning the police forcefully arrested former Buyende District Police Commander Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muhammad Kirumira, after he said he had ‘resigned’ from the Police Force when various charges were levelled against him.
But ASP Kirumira argues that those charges are trumped up by some of his superiors, aimed at damaging his reputation.
Meanwhile, according to Mariam, her husband is being held at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja.