Court heard that Tumwesigye picked a misunderstanding with the State Minister for Works Fred Byamukama after he started grilling some parish chiefs who were accused of extorting money from PDM beneficiaries.
Nestory Tumwesigye being arrsted after attempting to assault minister Byamukama in Kikuube.
Grade One Magistrates court on Friday remanded Nestory Tumwesigye, the
Kyangwali sub-county LCV Councilor for attempted assault.
Court heard that Tumwesigye picked a misunderstanding with the State Minister for
Works Fred Byamukama after he started grilling some parish chiefs who were
accused of extorting money from PDM beneficiaries. This was after Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube
Resident District Commissioner-RDC informed the minister that some parish
chiefs were charging between 50,000 and 200,000 Shillings to help the various groups
open bank accounts.
ordered the arrest and detention of the implicated parish chiefs saying all
activities under PDM are for free.
The minister’s directive did not go down well with Tumwesigye who stood up and
advanced towards the minister and threatened to slap him should he arrest the
implicated parish chiefs.
immediately arrested by the minister’s bodyguards and detained at the Kikuube
Central police station before being transferred to Hoima city central police
Appearing before the Hoima, Tumwesigye denied the charges of inciting violence
and sabotaging government programs.
He was remanded to Hoima government prison until July 14 when he
will reappear in court. This is not the first time Tumwesigye is being arrested
and charged over the assault.
In May, Tumwesigye was arrested for allegedly assaulting Zulia Nyakahara, the
Kiziranfumbi town council female Councillor, who also doubles as the District
Finance Secretary during a visit by the Minister of State for Lands, Sam
Mayanja to Nyairongo village, Kabwoya sub-county.
The Minister was in Kikuube to investigate the brutal eviction of over 20,000
people from Bugoma forest land that the Bunyoro Kingdom leased to Hoima sugar
The two councilors developed a misunderstanding for unclear reasons prompting
Tumwesigye to slap Nyakahara.
arrested and later produced before the court and charged with assault and
released on bail.