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NRM primary elections: Mukula arrested over shooting two people

NRM primary elections: Mukula arrested over shooting two people: NRM primary elections: Mukula arrested over shooting two people:

Police are holding the Agule County Member of Parliament Hon Francis Mukula 46. Mukula is behind bars for causing chaos during last week’s NRM party flag bearer elections.

Mukula, who is commonly known as ‘Ekotapini’ is also accused of allegedly having a gun which he later turned to shoot two people. He is a member of financial planning and economic development at the 10th Parliament.

SSP Cyrus Samson Omara the North Bukedi Regional Police Commander confirmed that they are having Mukula in their coolers.

“It’s true we have that honorable in our coolers for causing chaos and allegedly shooting two people.”

The doctor’s report indicate that a bullet got stuck in the chest of one victim. But she has undergone a successful operation to remove the bullet.

He says that Mukula was contesting for the NRM flag bearer with four others in the newly created Gogonyo county in Pallisa district. Mukula is alleged to have shot the two after getting the outcome of the elections that saw him on losing side.

NRM primary elections: Mukula arrested over shooting two people
NRM primary elections: Mukula arrested over shooting two people
Hon. Mukula Francis

He says after investigations are complete the suspect will be arraigned in Court.

In a bitter missive yesterday, President Museveni who also is the chairman of the NRM, says that whoever is found culpable to beating people, threatening or using violence will be held accountable. They are to be arrested and no bond should be sanctioned for them.

Museveni made the statements in reply to the situation surrounding Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana.

Following his defeat to Naome Kabasharira, former Deputy Attorney General Rukutana turn chaotic and in the scuffle, he got a gun from one of his bodyguards and shot and injured one person who was rushed to hospital in critical condition whereas one vehicle was also destroyed.

The minister on Saturday together with his three bodyguards were under detation at Mbarara Central Police Station before taking them to court.

Speaking in general about all forms of chaos exhibited during the party’s election to pick flagbearers in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Museveni says those who orchestrated the same will face the wrath of the law.

Lastly, “Those who beat people, like in Bukono, are all in jail or on the run. They will be fully accountable with robust charges; assault, attempted murder, murder, etc. Those who just alter results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion, etc. And their forgeries will not stand,” he notes.

Also Read: NRM primaries: Rukutana supporters accuse First Lady Janet Museveni of manipulating election results – But it’s not

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