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MP Rukaari requests state house over his arrest.

Mbarara City North MP, MP Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari has written to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit protesting the manner he was arrested a few weeks ago and remanded to Luzira over a debt.
In his petition, Rukaari says his arrest was done in a manner which showed abuse of office and misconduct by all involved.
“As a Member of Parliament, I am a keen believer in the rule of law and transparency in the administration justice but the demeaning events that happened on March, 1, 2023 following my arrest and incarceration to Luzira prison leave a lot to be desired and deserve to be addressed as we forge our way for the future,”Rukaari says.
The legislator who also doubles as an NRM CEC Member was remanded to Luzira prison by the Commercial Division of the High Court in Kampala for defaulting on a shs700 million debt, following a November, 17,2022 arrest warrant issued by the court’s deputy registrar.
However, in a statement by his management, Rukaari said he had been tricked into being arrested.
In his petition to the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, the MP says various government officials including one ASP Mukiibi Karim and others as well as court bailiff Moses Kirunda and Commercial Court assistant registrars Mastula Mulondo and Juliet Nakitende acted in an improper manner during the entire saga.

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