Inspector General of Police (IGP) Marth Okoth Ochola has said that former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Muhammad Kirumira, deserves being tried in hell.
Ochola said this while appearing before the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs on Thursday to defend the Sh5630bn 2018/2019
Ochola told the committee that Kirumira is so an ill-mannered police officer who should abide by the Rules of the Force that require that any indisciplined Police Officer to be subjected to a trial process.
“You have all watched the conduct of this office (Kirumira), actually the conduct requires us to even try him in hell, perhaps. Agree with me that at least, we have been giving Kirumira benefit of doubt. I am not supporting the beating of journalists but we are saying, Kirumira takes advantage of him being portrayed in the martyr by the press and that one, we shall not accept,” Ochola said.
Kirumira was convicted of unnecessary exercise of authority contrary to section 44 of the police code of conduct when he arrested Flying Squad operatives before parading them before Bukedde television and Kamunye journalists in 2014 while still the Officer in Charge of Nansana police station.
The disciplinary court subsequently recommended for demotion from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police to Assistant Inspector of Police.
The court also convicted him on other counts of unnecessary exercise of authority but he was only reprimanded.
The police council will now have to sit to decide whether to uphold or not the decision by the disciplinary court.