Police on Thursday said it was not aware that the life of its ex-officer, Muhammad Kirumira, was in danger prior to his September 8 brutal killing by gunmen in Bulenga, Wakiso District.We Didn’t Know That Kilumila’s Life Was In Danger – Police Spokes Man.
“Where did he file the complaint?” Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima said in response to a question from journalists on why the Force never protected Kirumira.
His home is post-humously being heavily guarded by both police and the military. Kirumira’s father, Hajj Abubaker Kawooya, in an interview earlier in the week questioned why the law enforcement agency let his son die on his own after providing “sensitive information” about criminal gangs harboured within police.
“After providing such sensitive information on criminals, police should have provided him (Kirumira) with protection [as one of] its officers,” Hajj Kawooya said then, adding: “And this must be a standard procedure not limited to police officers, but the general community who divulge information about criminal activities”.
Police in Thursday’s response said the officer, who variously posted on his social media sites about imminent threat to his life, never lodged a formal complaint with the Force he served.