KAMPALA – A day after Mohammed Kirumira was assassinated, more witness accounts have begun to emerge on how the former outspoken police commander spent the rest of Saturday, September 8.
According to his wife Mariam, her husband had woken up around 6 pm in a jovial mood, telling her that he had two events he was to attend that day.
“Before leaving, he told me that he had two social events to attend but he did not tell where and what they were about,” she said.
His mother, Sarah Namuddu, added that Kirumira had called him at around 7.30pm, saying he wanted her to accompany him to an introduction (Kwajura) ceremony in Katereke, Nsangi in Wakiso District.
“We arrived at the introduction ceremony at 12 pm. He then left me at the event at around 2 pm so as to attend another one,” Namuddu said in an interview on Sunday morning.
Namuddu and Mariam both said they both did not know where the second event was. However, the witness said he later appeared at Bulenga trading center at around 6.30pm.
Joseph Galiwako, who said he saw Kirumira at the center, explained that the deceased interacted with several traders in their shops and even bought a drink as he conversed with the people.
“He bought a soda from a shop and took it. He moved around greeting people and later after about an hour, then he told a woman who works at a Mobile Money kiosk to enter the car. This was at around 7 pm,” he said.
Galiwako said the woman was Resty Nalinya, his sister-in-law.
Another witness, who is a boda-boda rider, said as he branched off to Musoke road, which later became the crime scene, he saw two numberless motorcycles similar to those of police.
He said he then saw Kirumira’s car with shattered windscreens and one bike with two men with a gun just next to it. He said he then saw another bike with two men at a distance. Then fired bullets in the air as they drove off fast.
More details to follow….