Uganda Police has confirmed the arrest and detention the State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana.
According to the Uganda Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, Rukutana has been detained with his three escorts following a shooting incident in Ruhama, Ntungamo district.
Police say, one person was seriously injured and a motor vehicle damaged.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition while the suspects are in detention on charges of inciting violence, attempted murder by shooting and malicious damage.
More details to follow
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A video clip in which Rukutana is seen seizing a gun to shoot at some people has been circulating on social media since morning.
Mr. Rukutana who was by Friday night losing the vote count tally for Rushenyi constituency for which he is the incumbent MP, against strong challenger Naome Kabasharira is seen in a video clip circulating earlier on social media seizing a gun to shoot at some people.
It is alleged that a one Dan Rwiburingi that was shot in the head by the minister in the debacle sustaining head injuries on Saturday morning.
Mr. Rukutana was earlier reported to have been arrested as a suspect in the matter, but was reported at home after he was evacuated from the scene.