Days after his release, MP Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, the current Mbarara City North legislator has once again written to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) to provide evidence pinning businessman Robert Kabonero for planing his recent arrest and detention at Luzira.
Mwesigwa, who doubles as the NRM party chairman of the Entrepreneurs League, alleges that Kabonero, a prominent Kampala businessman worked with a controversial court bailiff Moses Kirunda to effect his arrest.
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“I am in receipt of information including confessions, that Mr Robert Kabonero continuously called Moses Kirunda to orchestrate my arrest and detention, intentionally to annoy, embarrass and ridicule my person as a Member of Parliament,” Rukarai says in his letter.
He further says that his appeal is to establish the criminal intention of the person in question and whether the state-engineered his arrest to Luzira when the judgment creditor had security against the debt with an estimated value of Shs3.8 billion.
In his petition to State House, MP Rukaari protested the manner in which he was arrested and sent to Luzira prison an outstanding debt of about Shs702m.
He claims the manner in which he was arrested was demeaning of him as a legislator, which high-handedness, he wants the anti-graft unit to investigate and punish those found culpable.
At the weekend, the MP was seen in a video with tycoon Godfrey Kirumira, the father of Kalungi during the funeral of Justice Kakuru.
Kirumira is said to have condemned “the high handedness” of his lawyers, who he said took unnecessary steps to arrest the Rukaari but also apologized to the MP, who he says is his longtime business partner.
The NRM CEC member was arrested on March 1 after court issued an arrest warrant over his alleged failure to pay the business debt.