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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya granted sh20m cash bail

MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West)

MASAKA, UGANDA: MPs Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) and Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) have finally been granted bail after spending a week in Kigo prison on charges of murder in the recent Masaka killings.

Presiding of the court session on Monday afternoon, Masaka High Court Judge Victoria Nakintu Katamba granted a cash bail to the Jailed legislators on shs Shs20 million each after ruling that their sureties were substantial.

The MPS who appeared in court through the Zoom conferencing facility were represented by the legal team headed by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Hon Shamim Malende.

Hon Shamim Malende and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago represented the accused MPs in court. (Behind is Mityana Municipality MP Hon. Francis Zaake

Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana were remanded to Kigo Government Prison by Masaka Court Magistrate Charles Yeteise over charges of murder and attempted murder related to their alleged involvement in a recent spate of killings in the Greater Masaka Area.

Prosecution alleges that on August 23, while at Ssetaala and Ssenya villages in Kimanya-Kabonera Division of Masaka City, the two MPs participated in the murder of Francis Kizza, Sulaiman Kakooza, and Tadeo Kiyimba and attempted to murder Ronald Ssebyato.

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The MPs are jointly charged with four more suspects, some of whom according to police confession by culprits in their statements, mention the two MPs as their accomplices.

Speaking to the press immediately after gaining his freedom, MP Ssewanyana insisted that Museveni is out of options by labeling on them what he described as bogus cases.

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