Police drops charges against Ex-DPC Muhammad Kirumira

Police prosecutor, Ms Katherine Kusemererwa, has dropped charges against former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira. Ms Kusemererwa on Thursday told police court that she did not have sufficient evidence to pin Mr Kirumira over two counts of irregular conduct.

She said the witness, Mr Milton Tumusiime, a journalist formerly attached to one of the local tabloids, had vowed to turn hostile if forced to testify against Mr Kirumira because he has never had an interview with him (Kirumira). Court chairman, Mr Denis Odongpiny, allowed the prosecutor to withdrawal the charges saying court could not continue with the cases without witnesses.

Mr Kirumira, who has been under detention at the notorious Nalufenya detention facility in Jinja District, had been slapped with charges of neglect of duty.