December 6, 2021

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Ssegirinya tortured to link Bobi Wine to Masaka murders- Zaake

LoP Mpuuga, MPs Zaake, Bagala and Ssewungu visiting Ssegirinya at Luzira

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The Leader of opposition parliamentary team Hon Mathias Mpuuga has paid a courtesy visit to ailing lawmaker Hon. Ssegirinya Muhammad.

Mpuuga was escorted by fellow leaders Hon Zaake Francis, Hon. Joyce Bagala and Hon. Joseph Ssewungu.

Ssegirinya is currently admitted at the Murchison Bay hospital, Luzira Prison.

Ssegirinya’s health continues to worsen with each day that passes by.

“We continue to condemn his continued detention despite the illness and demand for his release and that of the many other political prisoners who continue to rot in jails,” said Mpuuga.

“We have had opportunity to see Hon Muhammad Ssegirinya who is bedridden at Murchison Bay Prison, Luzira. I can confirm to the country that the Kawempe North MP is seriously sick. I hope to compare notes with his personal physician.”

Mpuuga earlier asked Parliament to take up Hon. Ssegirinya’s issue and liaise with the state to him given appropriate treatment such that his health is recovered immediately.

He noted that whereas health workers are doing their best professionally, they have limitations for which they need to be assisted to make sure that the job is well undertaken to recover the member.

According to Zaake, Ssegirinya confirmed to him that he was indeed taken to Mulago Hospital early this week for physiotherapy and specialised medical tests.

LoP Mpuuga signs the visitors’ book

He says that earlier on the day he was taken to Mulago, Ssegirinya was injected at Prison with drugs he did not know about, but which he says he was told were treatment for his rotting foot.

At Mulago, they again injected him with more drugs that left him unconscious until Wednesday evening.

Hon. Ssegirinya says his wounds were the result of torture after being abducted from Prison.

During the torture, he says that he was ordered to implicate National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu as the purported mastermind of the recent serial murders-by-hacking in Masaka sub-region.

“He has asked us to do whatever we can to see that he regains his freedom, and to fight for him the same way he has been fighting for those who are in need.”

“On my part, I have assured him that I will do my best to in Parliament to ensure his welfare. Parliament has already communicated that it will support the treatment of Hon. Ssegirinya from wherever he feels most comfortable and trustful to be treated from. After all, comfort is the first treatment for a patient.”

The Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon Anitah Among informed the house that Parliament is working for a way out to ensure that Hon Ssegirinya gets a referral to get better treatment.

She has said that there is no need for alarm as they are working on the issue.

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