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 Shs630bn 2018/2019 Ministerial Policy statement.
Ochola told the committee that Kirumira is so a 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 has been battling before the Police tribunal several charges including one of stealing a rolex.
Ochola said that after MPs Joseph Ssewungu, Kalungu West MP asked him to explain why Police has been beating up journalists covering the Kirumira trial tribunal hearings.
Article 28 of the constitution allows any other court to bar journalists from covering court sessions if it is a threat to morality, public order or national security.