Uganda’s top most celebrity cop, Muhammad Kirumira has been re-arrested after protesting bail conditions during his appearance before Police Disciplinary Court in Naguru this afternoon.
Drama ensued when the former Buyende District Police Commander who had appeared for bail hearing, dramatically jumped out of the dock and asked security operatives to take him back to Nalufenya detention facility in protest of the stringent conditions set for him by the disciplinary unit chaired by Denis Odongpiny.
Kirumira had been asked to report to Police Standing Unit (PSU) commander every working day at 9 am, no speaking to the media on any matter relating to the police force and to avoid interacting with witnesses directly or through his family and any other sympathizer. The troubled cop was also required to present sureties that are more senior to him in rank, of Assistant Superintendent of Police.
However, an angry Kirumira protested the conditions, shouted on top of his voice claiming there is no way he could present a surety more senior than him after spending two weeks incommunicado. The angry flamboyant officer said that the conditions were only intended to keep him in detention. The tantrum triggered a scuffle in court.
After the scuffle, he was re-arrested and whisked away in a police van. Court chairman Odongpiny advised Kirumira to appeal if he was not satisfied with the ruling. He then ruled that the accused is further remanded until he meets the conditions set by the unit.
Kirumira known for his fight against crime in Nansana and areas around old Kampala, faces charges of extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrest and excessive use of authority. He is also charged with neglect of duty contrary of Section 44(1) Code 19, corruption practices contrary to Section 44(1) Code 23(a) and discreditable or irregular conduct contrary to Section 44(1) Code 12 of the Police Act.