Former Deputy Attorney General and currentr Minister of State for Labour also incumbent Rushenyi County Member of Parliament Mwesigwa Rukutana will be prosecuted and faces charges of assault, attempted murder, murder among others.
Rukutana drew a gun from his body guard and allegedly used it to shoot a supporter of his opponent in Ruhama, Ntungamo district.
Police on Saturday arrested Rukutana after a video of him discarding the guard went viral on social media, attracting criticism from members of the public. His three body guards were also arrested.
Police spokesperson Polly Namaye announced that the suspects were facing charges of inciting violence, attempted murder by shooting and malicious damage.
On Monday morning, President Museveni who is the NRM Party chairman announced on his twitter handle that Rukutanda as well as other MPs and ministers who engaged in violence during the NRM Parliamentary primaries on Friday face prosecution.
“Then there is the problem of violence, threats, intimidation, and bribes which the Police and GISOs should stop. The issue of bribery, threats, attacks, etc. is for the Police and the Public to capture the evidence and we deal with those Criminals. These measures would free the voting process of the Country from the crooks” Museveni said.
He further warned that; “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.
Those who altered results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion etc. and their forgeries will not stand. We do not even have to repeat the elections, except where they were not held. We simply need to audit what happened in each village.”
The president is expected to visit and speak extensively about the issue at the NRM head offices on Kyadondo Road in Kampala today.