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Minister Rukutana Charged, Remanded to Mbarara Prison

Ntungamo Grade one Magistrate Nazifah Namayanja has charged State Minister for labour and Gender Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana, and three of his body guards with three offenses of attempted murder, threatening violence and theft of a gun before remanding them to Mbarara prison.

According to the charge sheet, the minister is charged with seven counts of attempted murder contrary to section 204 (a) of the penal code act.

He is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 236 of the penal code act, malicious damage contrary to section 335 of the penal code act and  threatening violence contrary to section 81 (a) of the penal code act.

Hon Rukutana and his bodyguards were arrested and detained at Ntungamo Police station on Saturday after shooting at a vehicle belonging to a supporter of his rival Naome Kabasharira injuring one of the occupants, Daniel  Rwebirungi.

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