Police corner trigger-happy Minister Rukutana in Ntungamo, make damning revelation
Police have finally pounced on gun trotting minister of Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana!
A video clip in which Rukutana is seen seizing a gun to shoot at some people has been circulating on social media since morning.
Several pictures have also been circulating on various forums, showing Rukutana wielding a gun. There are also pictures of the victims who were injured on the head.
National Deputy Police spokesman Polly Namaye revealed Saturday that Rukatana together with his escorts have been caged in Ntungamo police.
Namaye said: “Police in Ntungamo has this afternoon arrested and detained Hon.Rukutana together with his 3 escorts following a shooting incident in Ruhama, Ntungamo district in which one person was seriously injured and a motor vehicle damaged.”
She added: “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.”
According to the government Newspaper The New Vision, Rukutana was by Friday night losing the vote count tally for Rushenyi constituency for which he is the incumbent MP, against challenger Naome Kabasharira.
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