Live TV coverage blocked as residents boo Museveni at Kirumira murder scene

Residents in Bulenga expressed dissatisfaction to the President Museveni as he visited the crime scene of ex – Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira subsequent to his assassination September 08 (FILE PHOTO MONTAGE)

BULENGA – President Museveni was on Saturday night booed and heckled by residents of Bulenga, who had gathered at the crime scene where former outspoken police officer Muhammad Kirumira was shot dead.

Kirumira was shot together with another woman identified as Resty Nalinya in the former’s car as the duo arrived at Kirumira’s home in Bulenga near Kampala. Nalinya died on the spot while Kirumira was confirmed dead at Lubaga hospital.

The President, who arrived at the scene at around 11:45 pm, and started walking on the road, was booed by residents who had gathered at the crime scene.

Some were heard shouting at him: “Tukooye okutibwa Mzee! Lwaki togenda? [We are tired of being killed! Why don’t you resign?]”

Another one, who was very close to him, was heard saying: “We want you to take action. People are getting finished, what will you rule, an empty country?”

President Museveni arrives at the scene of the gruesome shooting of former Buyende DPC Kirumira and a one, Resty Nalinya (PML Daily PHOTO)

This angered the soldiers of the Special Forces Command that guards the President and they began dispersed the crowds.

Those with video cameras were ordered to switch them and some TV stations doing live coverage were ordered to switch off and stop the live coverage.

Eventually, the President reached Kirumira’s home and held a private meeting with the family members. It is not clear what they discussed.

Kirumira is survived by three children, the youngest being only six months. The eldest daughter is in Primary Six at Lincoln Junior in Bulenga.



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