Kirumira appeals demotion, says not guilty

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Former Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira, has protested his demotion in court.

On Monday, Kirumira rushed to the Appeals Police Court to protest the decision by the police disciplinary tribunal to demote him by two ranks.

The court chaired by Senior Commissioner, Denis Odongopiny, convicted Kirumira on counts of unlawful exercise of authority when he arrested a Flying Squad Unit (FSU) operative, Allan Ainebyoona, alongside other four suspected robbers in 2014.

Court then demoted him from Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to his former rank of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP).

In his appeal, Kirumira wants the Appellate Court to make a review based on the numerous facts he highlighted to arrive on a conclusion that he is not guilty.

He contends that court relied on evidence of a single witness Kamada Kayizzi who was not the principle witness, prosecution did not produce other witnesses including the said wife (principle) of Kamada Kayizzi whom he allegedly ordered to vacate and others including the landlord and the Defence Secretary one Genza Muhammad.

He says prosecution did not mention the true particulars of the said wife as mentioned on the charge sheet hence lacking significant grounds to ascertain the charge.

“The Police Standby Disciplinary Court convicted me on grounds of evicting the complainant whereas in the judgment, Kamada Kayizzi testified that he voluntarily shifted to another area in a period of two months,” Kirumira told the Appeals Court chaired by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Asan Kasingye, also the police political commissar.

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