President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed the security and courts of law to prosecute his errant state Minister for labour, Mwesigwa Rukutana over the weekend gun incident in Ntungamo district.
Although some reports claim Rukutana is behind bars at Mbarara central police station, several privy sources authoritatively stress that the Minister was yesterday bailed out by a delegation led by Ankole tycoon, Ben Kavuya.
In a missive he tweeted this morning, Museveni urged the police and security to arrest and prosecute all people who were involved in the byelection fracas.
“Minister Rukutana is in jail and will be prosecuted. They will be fully accountable with robust charges: assault, attempted murder, murder, etc,” Museveni said in the missive.
He also said that constituencies where voting did not occur are the only ones where primaries will be held contrary to earlier reports that there was to be byelection in areas where party bigwigs lost.
“…This therefore, maybe the tail end of cheating in the NRM. Even the victims of these schemes should be steady. Just get facts from your village agents (truthful facts); the crooks are waiting their time and ours. The NRM will end rigging in Uganda by the digitalised biometric voter registration and by transparency through lining behind candidates or their photographs within the NRM. Another first for the NRM,” Museveni said in the missive.