Uganda law society has condemned the brutal assassination of Buyende district police commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira and a one Resty Nalinya.
The two were on Saturday gunned down by unknown assailants travelling on motor bikes as they headed to their homes. Kirumira and Nalinya were respectively laid to rest on Sunday and Monday at their ancestral homes in Mpigi and Gomba districts.
In his message, the President for ULS Simon Peter Kinobe said the deceased were robbed off their constitutional rights of life in contravention to article 22 of the 1995 constitution.
“No one therefore, has a right to take a life of another in a manner in which the deceased’s lives were taken. Such cold blooded murders are not only criminal but have great disregard to human dignity and rule of law which have increasingly decline in the country,” he said in a statement.
He called upon security and intelligence agencies to diligently and lawfully carry out duties of protection and preservation of lives of citizens. He also implored police to carry out investigations and publish its findings.
“Members of the public are urged to remain calm and alert and refrain from violent acts, mob justice and intolerance,” he wrote.
Kirumira joined police in 2005 after being spotted by the former Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was also assassinated by unknown gun men in March 2017.
He rose to fame when he wedged a war against thieves in the areas of Nansana, and old Kampala before his transfer to Buyende district.
In January this year the self-proclaimed, ‘ mwoyo gwa ggwanga which loosely mean a patriot’ said “if correcting the image of police requires some of us to be sacrificed, my burial place is Mpambire, Mpigi district that is where people can take my body,” and indeed he was laid to rest in the exact place under the mango tree.