Embattled Minister Rukutana Remanded Till September 15

The Ntungamo Chief Magistrates court has remanded embattled State Minister for labour Mwesigwa Rukutana to Kyamugorani prisons in Mbarara district  until September 15th.

The lawmaker is  charged with seven offences related to attempted murder,  assault, malicious damage, and threatening violence.

Rukutana was captured in a video that went viral on social media showing him grabbing a gun from one of his bodyguards in an attempt to shoot at a vehicle belonging to supporters of his political rival Naome Kabasharira. At the time of the incident, Rukutana had just lost the Rushenyi country NRM flag to Kabasharira.

State alleges that on September 5, 2020, at Kagugu village in Ntungamo District, Rukutana and others still at large assaulted Julius Niwamanya and threatened to kill or injure him together with three others.  The others are Stuart Kamukama, Dan Rwibirungi, and Moses Kamukama.

It is also alleged that Rukutana also willfully and unlawfully damaged a motor vehicle registration number UAR 840X Toyota Rav 4 type which belongs to Moses Muhumuza.

Rukutana was arrested with three of his bodyguards from his home in Ruyonza, Rubaare Sub County for allegedly shooting and injuring a person, during the National Resistance Movement party primaries held on Saturday. The bodyguards were identified as Egec Paul, Kozala Faizal and Okello John Bosco Independent.

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  1. To begin with,the law states that never shall you point a gan when you don’t want to shoot.so,mr Rukutana should be delt with accordingly

    Governmemt officials who eat funds given to different sectors,should be arested and fired out of their offices after paying back.

    Lastly,as supporters,we really still need our party(NRM) so,Government should improvise possible ways of strengthening it for stability.
    In addition, president should start coming down to village and talk to the founders of the party.


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