Court ruled that bail was their constitutional rights.

Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana granted bail, To Be Released Today.

In Summary
  • The Legislators are charged with murder and terrorism  among others.
  • The said murders are in relation to the Bijambiya Murders in Masaka District.

Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana are expected to he released today from Kigo government prison .

Yesterday, Masaka High Court  granted a 20 million each cash bail to Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana, however the duo still spent a night at Kigo since the bail was granted late at 5pm, when banks had closed to effect payments for the 40 million.

Their lawyer Erias Lukwago explained that their clients would spend another night at Kigo as they could only work on their bail money today, when the banks are open.

Justice Victoria Nakintu granted the two MPs their temporary freedom on grounds that bail was their constitutional right and had substantial sureties including Hon. Ibrahim Sssemuju , MP for Kira Municipality, Hon. Boniface Mutabazi, MP for  Kalungu East and Bukomasimbi woman MP Nanyondo Veronica who will ensure that the suspects return to Court when summoned.

She however ordered the two to each pay a 20 million cash bail on grounds that the accused were charged with capital offences that are only tried by the international crimes division of the high court, while their sureties were each ordered to deposit 100 million shillings not cash and see that the suspects report to court twice every month.

The Legislators were also ordered to deposit their passports with Court and can only leave the country with the approval of Court.

Lawyers  Lukwago and Malende submitted that their clients were responsible people in society and will not abscond from bail and the judge was in agreement with the defense legal team, despite prosecution objecting to the said bail Applications.

 The two are charged with six counts including murder, attempted murder,  terrorism and aiding terrorist in relation to the Masaka Bijambiya murders.

They  two MPs are jointly  charged with four others including Sserwada Mike, Muwonge Jude,Wamala Bulo and Mugerwa John.