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EX Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira to know his fate today
Kirumira is currently appearing before the police tribunal on charges of professional misconduct and corruption for which he was remanded to the Nalufenya detention facility on Tuesday after rejecting the bail terms set for him.

Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court will on hursday give it’s verdict on a petition filed by former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira in which he seeks to be release from police custody without conditions.

 

The Former Buyende Police DPC Muhammad Kirumira has been in detention since his arrest on 1st- February 2018 from his home in Bulenga, Wakiso district by the police's flying squad unit. And is being tried by a Police tribunal.

 

Kirumira considers his detention, an illegal detention and through his father Abubaker Kawooya, he petitioned court to be released unconditionally.

 

During the hearing on Wednesday court, the state prosecutor asked Grade one Magistrate Robert Mukanza to dismiss with costs Kirumira’s application on grounds that it was filed in the wrong court.

Muwaganya added that Kawooya would have taken his grievances against the powers of the police tribunal to detain his Son to either the High court or the Constitutional court which are vested with powers to answer his questions and not before a magistrate court.

 

Muwaganya read to court a section of the Police Act that establishes the police disciplinary tribunal as a competent administrative body with powers to arrest , confine or detain any suspected errant officers, thus concluding that Kirumira is in lawful custody.

 

However, the applicants’ Laywer Jude Mbabali cited unlawful procedure followed by police to arrest, detain and  produce his client to the police tribunal.

For example, he spelled out section 56 of the Police Act which provides for a higher ranking officer to arrest Kirumira yet instead he was arrested by the Wakiso DPC with whom they have equal ranks.

Section 25 of the same Act, suggest among others for a police officer arrested without a warrant to be produced before a magistrates court within 48 hours.

 

Kirumira is currently appearing before the police tribunal on charges of professional misconduct and corruption for which he was remanded to the Nalufenya detention facility on Tuesday after rejecting the bail terms set for him. 

His father Abubakar Kawooya through his lawyer Jude Mbabali petitioned court for orders that government unconditionally releases his son from custody.

Court will pronounce itself on the matter today.