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Ailing Ssegirinya sworn-in, Pledges to share vehicle money with supporters

Muhammad Ssegirinya takes oath as new Kawempe North MP (Parliament Media)

PARLIAMENT: The National Unity Platform’s Ssegirinya Muhammad has finally defied the odds to swear in as the new Member of Parliament for Kawempe North constituency.

Ssegirinya alias Mr. Update arrived at the pulpit of parliamentary to take his oath on Thursday afternoon in support and company of his family members as he appeared still ailing and limping.

The motor-mouthed NUP stalwart defeated fellow NUP cadre Alhajji Latif Ssebagala who had left the position to run for Kampala City Lord Mayor but made a return to contest against Ssegirinya as an independent candidate.

Speaking to journalists at the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony, the legislator pledged to share his vehicle money with his constituents instead of enriching himself while his surbodinates suffer.

“I have a system in Kawempe which is called ‘SsegiBooks’. I will use to reach and give every family UGX100,000. I will be able to do that by using the money meant for my car,” he said.

“I will not buy a new car, that’s being extravagant.”

Segirinya noted that he was trying not to be like the leaders in the French revolution who were busy buying expensive cars for themselves while their people suffered in poverty.

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