Police Arrest Reporters as Kirumira Returns to Court

Police this morning chased down and arrested reporters who had turned up for hearing of the case against former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira.

The reporters were told on arrival the headquarters that they would not be permitted inside the Police tribunal as has been the case in the past sessions.

In an effort to deny them entry and prevent them from taking pictures, the officers started chasing after the reporters with sticks and apprehended some of them.

Officers denied reporters entry into the Police Tribunal

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima was unavailable to explain the blockage.

Mr Kirumira is appearing today before the Police Court for hearing of his charges of Corruption unlawful exercise of authority and extortion.

Some of the reporters were arrested

On Tuesday the hearing did not take place as one of the court members was absent.

Kirumira’s father Abubakar Kawooya has since challenged his son’s trial before the police court citing conflict of interest.

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