By Our Reporter
Miracle Centre Cathedral lead Pastor, Robert Kayanja has condemned the brutal murder of ASP Muhammad Kirumira, saying such acts produce nothing but suffering and pain.
The former Buyende DPC was shot near his home in Bulenga, Wakiso district on Saturday night alongside a lady identified by Police as Resty Nalinya.
“Last night we must all have gone to bed wondering what has befallen us after hearing the murder of Afande Muhammad Kirumira and his partner. For sometime now we have been a nation in mourning. Mourning these massacres and senseless killings,” Pr Kayanja said, in a statement posted on his Ministry Facebook page on Sunday.
“I need to mention that our nation has crossed a significant perimeter and evil is not happy, it is revenging. Such acts produce nothing but suffering and pain. Our hearts go out to Afande Kirumira’s young children who have lost a Father, and to his Parents and family for losing such a vibrant son. Our prayers are with you all the affected,” he added.
Pastor Kayanja said there has never been a time Uganda needs prayer like now.
“I also take this opportunity to repeat the call to pray for our Country, we need to Pray more than ever before,” he said.
Kirumira is survived by three children, the youngest being only six months. The eldest daughter is in P.6 at Lincoln Junior in Bulenga, according to local media reports.
In his condolence message to the deceased’s family, Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said the criminals are still using the [missing CCTV Cameras] gaps.
“The Police Force are working hard to fill the gaps. They have started installing the cameras and other measures are being put in place,” he said.
“The electronic identification of Boda bodas would have helped us to identify these people quickly. However, while still using the old methods, I want to salute the residents of Bulenga for, although not armed, some Boda Bodas gave chase to the killers – four of them riding on motorcycles – up to Mile 9,” the President added.
Police, in their statement vowed to “hunt down these criminals and bring them to book”.
“He [Kirumira] was driving his personal vehicle, which is still at the scene of crime at Bulenga. We condemn these heinous criminal acts and promise to hunt down these merciless criminals and bring them to book. May they rest in peace,”Kayima said.