Rukungiri Municipality mayor Charles Makuru in hot soup over assault


NEWS– A section of residents from Kifunjo cell, Eastern division in Rukungiri Municipality have raised a red flag against what they termed as arrogance and “rotten behavior” of the mayor Charles Makuru over anonymous assault to individuals.

Residents claim that Mayor Charles Makuru on several occasions has been assaulting people especially those found standing near his residence’s fence saying that it’s trespass yet it’s along the main road used by many to and from their homes and workstations.

The angry residents expressed their concern after Makuru assaulted a one Murangyira Elias commonly known as Capital a casual worker at Mugarura Kaharata General Hardware located opposite to mayor’s residence.

It is alleged that on Friday 12th August 2022 at around 10:00am as he was leaving his home in his vehicle, Charles Makuru disguising as if he wanted hardware service called Murangyira who was standing next to his gate.

As Murangyira approached him, Makuru slapped him several times until he fainted and was rescued by his coworkers as the mayor drove off.

Speaking with our reporter, Murangyira revealed that he was surprised to see mayor Makuru assaulting him without any reason yet they have been cooperating especially when he needed hardware services.

Murangyira whom we found at one of the clinics in town narrated to the press that he was feeling unwell.

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Some of the eye witnesses who were around at the time of the incident described Makuru’s behaviors as rotten and undermining the image of leaders.

They now want the responsible government organizations to intervene saying that it is becoming worse for a mayor to beat his subjects in public.


Charles Makuru revealed to our reporter that he won’t stop beating such people he termed criminals and a threat to his security.

Makuru went on to warn the public against trespassing to his land to avoid such instances.

By press time, Murangyira Elias the victim was yet to report the case at Rukungiri central police station.

It should be remembered that Makuru has always been in fights and assaulting different individuals from Rukungiri Municipality.