Abubakar Kawooya, the father of slain cop, Muhammad Kirumira, has apologised to Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima for the unruly conduct of mourners in Mpigi on Sunday.
Kayima had arrived at the burial ceremony of Kirumira when angry mourners demanded that he leaves immediately.
The police mouthpiece did not have room to explain himself as mourners chanted, “Agende, Agende (he must leave).”
In a space of minutes, empty bottles were flying at the burial grounds as dozens protested the presence of Kayima and Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odong.
The duo fled the ceremony under the cover of anti-riot police as riotous youth ran after them.
The officials boarded the waiting cars which evacuated them to safety.
ChimpReports now understands that Kawooya has since apologised to Kayima over the incident.
“The father of the late Kirumira Muhammad phoned me and he genuinely apologised for the mess,” said Kayima, adding, “That was it.”
He, however, said, “What they did (pelting stones) unveiled who they are.”
Kayima said police only “wanted to mourn and bury our own officer Kirumira. They turned rowdy and we left.”
The controversial police officer was gunned down this past Saturday night as returned home in Bulenga after attending a marriage ceremony in Kawuku, off Entebbe Road.