Museveni Wants Minister Rukutana Prosecuted for Holding Gun at Civilians
President Museveni has promised to have all the perpetrators of injustices that were portrayed during the NRM primaries prosecuted in the courts of law.
He made the sound warning on Monday while speaking out for the first time about the conduct of State Minister for Labour and Industrial Development Mwesigwa Rukutana during the NRM primaries on Friday.
Museveni who had no kind words for Rukutana took to his social media and asserted that the distressed Minister will not escape the courts of law over the violence exhibited in Rushenyi county during the NRM primaries.
“The Minister Rukutana is in jail and will be prosecuted,” Museveni said.
“The cheating in the NRM Primaries is over. Those who beat People, like in Bukono, are all in jail or on the run. Minister Rukutana is in jail and will be prosecuted. They will be fully accountable with robust charges: assault, attempted murder, murder etc,” The President said.
The president described as “shallow crooks” those who still think they can bribe, intimidate, assault or alter results of the obvious that was witnessed by hundreds by lining up.
The minister was put behind bars Saturday in Ntungamo alongside his three escorts after a shooting incident in Ruhama, Ntungamo district in which one person was seriously injured and a motor vehicle damaged during the NRM primaries a day before.
In a video that went viral over the weekend shows Rukutana snatching an AK47 rifle from his police guard and advancing towards a car occupied by unidentified people.
The guard then quickly removes the magazine from the gun, preventing the minister from shooting people.