November 27, 2021

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Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana bail deferred

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High Court in Masaka Thursday returned two opposition lawmakers, Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana(Makindye West) to prison.

The MPs had appeared for a bail hearing but their application was deferred to Monday.

They appeared before Judge Lawrence Tweyanze through a zoom link from Kigo Prison in Wakiso District and we’re represented by lawyer Erias Lukwago.

Lukwago told court that his clients ‘‘suffer from chronic illness, bodily harms sustained in the course of being rearrested and cannot get proper medical care while in custody yet the offences are bailable.’’

He noted that his clients had earlier been granted bail and fully complied with the conditions set by court and each of them paid Shs20m.

But senior Resident State Attorney, Richard Birivumbuka objected to the application saying the mere fact that they are facing criminal offences is enough to show that they are not law abiding citizens.’

Justice Tweyanze adjourned the matter to October 25 asking for more time ‘‘to write his ruling since the session had delayed to commence due to a poor internet connection that affected the zoom link between court and Kigo Prison.’’

They are facing seven courts –four of murder, attempted murder, two charges of terrorism, aiding and abetting terrorism –all arising out of their alleged participation in the recent spate of killings of 26 people in Masaka Sub Region.

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