Their lawyers have applied for Bail Afresh

Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana further remanded

In Summary
  • They are charged with Seven counts including murder, terrorism, and aiding terrorists. 
  • They were re-arrested after being granted bail.

Opposition MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana have begged Masaka Magistrate Court to allow them to go for further Treatment outside Kitalya government prison. 

The two appeared today before Chief Magistrate Grace Wakoli for further mention of their case, in which prosecution led by Richard Bilivumbuka informed the court that investigations are still ongoing and adjourned further mention of the case to the 27th of  October 2021.

However, while appearing in Court via Zoom, Ssegirinya informed the court that he needs specialized medical treatment after undergoing an operation as a result of injuries sustained during his arrest.

His co-accused Allan Ssewanyana informed Court that he has severe pain in his ribs and asked Court to allow him to seek further medical treatment outside the prison since the prosecution is taking a long to have investigations complete to allow them to be tried soon if justice is to be served.

The two legislators are charged with seven counts; 4 of murder, attempted murder,  Terrorism, and abetting terrorism. The prosecution alleges that on the 4th day of August 2021, the MPs killed one Bwanika Joseph of Kisekka B Village, Kankamba Parish, Lwengo District. 

The two are also charged with four others in connection to the Bujambiya murders in Masaka district that leftover 10 people hacked to death.

They are jointly charged with four others including Sserwada Mike, Muwonge Jude, Wamala Bulo, and Mugerwa John in which prosecution states that the group on the 23rd of August at Ssenya Village, in Masaka City, with malice aforethought killed Kiyimba Tadeo and attempted to murder Ssebyoto Ronald on the same day at Ssettaala Village. 

The group is said to have planned the alleged murders at Happy boys, Kalenda, and  Kayanja Estate House in Kampala.

They are also said to have participated in the murder of Slaiman Kakooza, Michael Kiza Nswa on August 23rd, 2021, at Ssetela Village, Kimaya, Kabonera division.

They were remanded on the 8th of September 2021they were arrested at Masaka police station where they had gone for the second day to make police statements on the famous 'bijambiya' killings in Masaka district. 

Police says some of the suspects arrested, implicated the two MPs of having hired them to carry out the killings, allegedly promising them large sums of money.

However, the MPs told journalists that the said allegations are politically motivated by their enemies, denying the said murder allegations.