Deputy AG Rukutana kicked out of land probe over 'misconduct'

Wednesday February 20 2019

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana appearing before the land commission over the Mutungo land matter on February 20, 2019. Mr Rukutana was later sent out of the commission by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire for disrespecting the lead counsel and the commissioners. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA  

By TOM MALABA

The Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana was Wednesday kicked out of the Land Commission for allegedly disrespecting and failing to provide clarity how Government arrived at Shs24billion meant to compensate Dr Muhammad Kasasa over Mutungo land.
Mr Rukutana displayed total lack of respect for the commission right from the start and often gave long explanations but avoided the real gist of the matter.
At one point Mr Rukutana told Justice Catherin Bamugemereire that “If you disrespect me I disrespect you.”

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Realising that they were not making any headway, the chairperson called for a short break to consult with fellow commissioners privately.
When they returned and seeing Mr Rukutana was still not providing answers as guided by the lead lawyer, Mr Ebert Byenkya, Justice Bamugemereire called off the session promising to refer the matter to President Museveni.

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