Uganda deputy Attorney General pictured herding cattle with deadly firearm
Uganda’s deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has shocked the public after a photo of himself herding cattle while armed with a semi-automatic rifle went rival on social media.
The undated photo shows the senior government official armed with an AK-47 with a herd of cattle in the background.
Interestingly, when put to task by a local publication, the AG appeared to suggest there was nothing wrong with the picture.
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“What is it was me in the photo,” he said. “Let’s assume it was mine, what could be wrong with that.”
Many of those who commented on the photo seemed to suggest the AG was worried about his own safety even with the precincts of his homestead.
Others explained the photo best highlights the security status of the country.
This is the Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana pictured in a farm with an AK47 rifle. @UPDFspokespersn and @PoliceUg Are citizens allowed to have such weapons? pic.twitter.com/iMNDu7KaRY
— Walter Mwesigye (@MwesigyeWalter) November 17, 2018
I hear if thunder strikes without warming, a scared AG Mwesigwa Rukutana would finish off the cows with rapid fire. pic.twitter.com/Y2aSYnNHDt
— Rogers Atukunda (@rarrigz) November 17, 2018
@nbstv @FrankWALUSIMBI @FrankTumwebazek @sabitijoseph @JUST TO REMIND YOU
The Deputy Attorney General is still Mwesigwa Rukutana as seen grazing cattle with a gun below! pic.twitter.com/FuWEGAeUNd
— Nuwagaba Herbert. (@NUWAGABAHERBER1) November 16, 2018
This ain’t Uganda’s Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana, this is a Nigerian man, probably one of those the brutalise Ugandans on Kampala streets pic.twitter.com/3sdSbJxBoI
— Sadab Kitatta (@sadabkitatta79) November 17, 2018