Kirumira Family ask Police for gratuity

Mohammad Kirumira,

Kirumira Family ask Police for gratuity

The family of the late former Buyende police commander, Mohammad Kirumira, has accused the police of blocking them from accessing his gratuity on the pretext that at the time of Kirumira’s death, the authorities were not sure about his rank.

Mr. Abubaker Kawooya, the father of the late police officer, said he has frequented the police headquarters asking for Kirumira’s gratuity in vain.

Kawooya, who holds his son’s letters of administration, said he asked police to pay Kirumira’s gratuity as a corporal at one point but they were unyielding.

He also says that they asked the police to return his son’s salon car but authorities have refused to surrender it on grounds that it is an exhibit.

Kirumira was shot dead in Bulega, Wakiso district, in September 2018.

In April 2018, five months before his death, the Police Disciplinary Court had recommended the demotion of Kirumira from Assistant Superintendent of Police to Assistant Inspector of Police.