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Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana Released on Bail

Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana Released on Bail

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The State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana has been granted bail.

Rutukana is battling charges of attempted murder, assault, malicious damage and threatening violence.

Rukutana was arrested with three of his bodyguards from his home in Kagugu in Rushenyi on the 4th of September and subsequently appeared in court on 7th September and remanded to Kitalya prisons in Wakiso.

According to police, Rukutana and his guards shot at a vehicle belonging to a supporter of his rival Naome Kabasharira injuring one of the occupants, Dan Rwibirungi.

On Tuesday, Rukutana was granted cash bail of Shillings 4 million by Chief Magistrate, Chief Ntungamo Sarah Kolya Mponye.

His four sureties were asked to execute a non-cash bond of 50 Million Shillings.

They are Jim Muhwezi, Robert Kabonero, Michael Mawanda, and Haji Ali Mutebi. Rukutana was also asked to deposit his passport with the court.

Last week during the swearing-in of the new Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, President Museveni affirmed his stand against granting bail to suspects of capital offences, such as murder, rape, defilement and assault, saying it makes people lose interest in the judicial system.

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