The Minister of State for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana has been remanded to Kyamugorani Prison in Mbarara district until September 15, 2020.
Rukutana was remanded by Ntungamo Magistrates court Chief magistrate Sarah Mponye after he denied the offenses.
The former Deputy Attorney General is grappling with seven charges of attempted murder, assault, malicious damage, and threatening violence and others.
According to Charge Sheet on CRB 1050/2020 recorded at Ntungamo Police Station indicates that Mwesigwa Rukutana and others still at large on the 5th day of September 2020 at Kagugu village in Ntungamo District unlawfully attempted to cause the death of Rwebirungi Daniel alias Dan contrary to section 236 of the Penal Code Act.
Rukutana’s charges stem from an incident on Friday in which he was captured on video grabbing a gun from his escorts and attempting to shoot into a fire that was carrying supporters of his rival Naome Kabasharira.