Kirumira is not allowed to resign, says police

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DPC Muhammad Kirumira

Police has given reasons why ASP Muhamad Kirumira, the DPC Buyende district, will not be allowed to resign from the police force at the moment.

Kirumira announced his resignation from police on Wednesday citing tramped charges against him by the same force he has served diligently over the years.

He even granted media outlets interviews which police said is an act of indiscipline that contravenes the code of conduct of serving police officers.

“Part IV of the police act guides us on appointment, promotions, recruitment, service and discharge or termination of appointments,” said SSP Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson.

He added: “Kirumira cannot and should not resign from the police force through a WhatsApp message or through granting interviews to the media.”

Kayima said what Kirumira did is an act of gross indiscipline amounting to scandalous conduct which cannot be tolerated by the Uganda police force.

He said for any officer wanting to exit the force, she/he should write to the Secretary Police Authority who is the PS minister of Internal Affairs.

Once the maters raised are put on the agenda of the next sitting, they will be discussed in that meeting chaired by a minister of internal affairs and a solution reached.

Thereafter the officer can be given an opportunity to leave the force. He/she will be issued a discharge letter and a certificate of service by the inspector general of police, Kale Kayihura.

ASP Kirumira is currently undergoing a disciplinary court with numerous cases. Kayima warned officers against getting overexcited and breaking the law in the process.

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