NTUNGAMO- The state Minister of Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana has on Tuesday 15th 2020 been granted a Ugx 4 Million shillings bail by the Ntungamo Chief Magistrates Court.
The Minister was stood surety by the former Rujumbura County legislator Maj Gen Jim Katugug Muhwezi, businessman Bob Kabonero and the Igara East County MP Michael Mawanda Malanga.
The minister was granted bail this morning by the Ntungamo Chief Magistrate, Ms Sarah Mponye Kolya where his lawyers led by Owen Murangira applied for his bail.
Mr. Mulangira told this online publication that the Minister was released on a Ugx 4Million cash bail and ordered to deposit his passport.
His sureties were bonded a Ugx 50m non cash. Court also assured Rukutana that he can access his passport whenever he wants it.
Rukutana was on September 7th 2020 was remanded to Kitalya Prison by the same Court on several charges of attempted murder, gun theft and malicious damage.
Earlier the President who condemned the election violence purportedly orchestrated by Rukutana told the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to oppose the Minister’s bail.
The Minister, two weeks ago was filmed grabbing a gun from his bodyguard and advancing to a group of civilians who were in a car.
Rukutana had faced off with a group of supporters loyal to his rival Naome Kabasharira who was announced winner of Rushenyi County NRM primaries before the party Electoral Commission chairman Tanga Odoi annulled the result and setting Tuesday (today) as the day when the victor will be announced.
Rukutana will return to court for hearing of his case on 03/11/2020.
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