Daniel Rwiburingi, the man who was serious injured in a clash involving State Minister for Labour Hon, Mwesigwa Rukutana has dismissed media reports that he was shot in the scuffle.
Speaking from his hospital bed on Monday, Rwiburingi said he sustained injuries on his head and arms, but that he was never shot as reported on social media and other media outlets.
“He hit me on the head,” Rwiburingi said, adding, “I feel difficulty when trying to straighten my legs.”
The victim together with his colleagues are said to have been involved in an alternation with Minister Rukutana on Saturday morning in which the latter reportedly drew a gun and shot that their Toyota Rav4.
Minister Rukutana has since been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Assault and Malicious Mamage.
Meanwhile the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) today came out to dismiss media reports which had started circulating that the arrest of Minister Rukutana was conducted by its Special Forces Command (SFC)
UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso told media this morning, “The UPDF has no role in this matter; we have entirely left it to police to handle. All the arrests made were entirely the work of police the way it is supposed to be.”