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.