NUP MPs  Ssegirinya, Munyagwa Remanded Again

NUP MPs  Ssegirinya, Munyagwa Remanded Again

By Ivan Mwine

National Unity Platform (NUP) Members of Parliament  Mohammed Munyagwa and Allan Ssegirinya  have been remanded again to Kitalya Mini-Max Prison until March 10th, 2022, because investigations into their case are incomplete.

The duo, who appeared before court via zoom, was expected to be committed to the High Court for murder trial,  but  Masaka High Court Judge Lawrence Tweyanza decided to adjourn the case after the prosecution led by Richard Birivumbika said that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammed Ssegirinya’s lawyer Shamim Malended (L) in court with a colleague

Both the Kawempe North and Makindye West legislators were in September 2021 charged with murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism in the greater Masaka region.

The two legislators were later granted bail but were separately rearrested moments after release on September 23 and September 27 and remanded until December 21, 2021.

But when they appeared in court, Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christine Nantege adjourned the matter to January 19, 2022 and when they appeared the matter was adjourned to today February 22, 2022.

The two legislators are charged with murdering Joseph Bwanika on 2nd August 2021 at Kisekka B village in the Lwengo district.

However, their lawyer Shamim Malende accuses the prosecution of deliberately keeping her clients in the coolers and frustrating efforts to be granted bail.

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