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Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana Granted bail, declared winner of the Rushenyi County.

Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana Granted bail, declared winner of the Rushenyi County.

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State Minister for Labour, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana has been granted bail after spending 10 days in prison. He’s facing charges ranging from attempted murder, assault, malicious damage to property, and threatening violence, following an incident where he allegedly shot and injured a one Mr Rweiburingi in an election-related brawl. Ntungamo Magistrate’s Court presided over by Ms Sara Mponye Kolya on Tuesday granted a Shs4 million cash bail to Mr Rukutana and bonded each of his four sureties at a non-cash bail of Shs50 million. The four sureties include; former Minister for Information Rtd Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, Igara East MP Michael Mawanda, Rubaare businessman Hajji Ali Muteeba and Kampala businessman Mr Robert Bob Kabonero. “Basing on the cases here quoted, the fear by the stat...
Uganda’s Labour Minister Arrested for Shooting into Crowd.

Uganda’s Labour Minister Arrested for Shooting into Crowd.

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Mwesigwa Rukutana injures 3 in shooting following election defeat A minister in Uganda was arrested late Saturday for shooting into a post-election crowd and injuring three people. "Mwesigwa Rukutana has been arrested with three of his bodyguards,” said deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye. “He is being detained at Ntungamo police station and with the guards they face attempted murder charges." One of the victims sustained severe injuries to his head while the others received minor wounds in the shooting in the western Uganda district of Ntungamo after ruling party flag bearer’s elections, said Namaye. When results were announced and Rukutana realized he lost to Naome Kabasharira, he grabbed a gun from one of his escorts and shot into the jubilant crowd. Namaye s...