Kawempe North MP Mohammad Ssegirinya has been granted bail by Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Doreen Karungi on Thursday.
Karungi tasked Ssegirinya to pay Shs 1 million cash while his sureties, Apollo Ariho and Thomas Bagonza were bonded at Shs 10 million non cash.
Karungi in her ruling said that Ssegirinya’s case is bailable and that he also needed urgent treatment out of prison.The magistrate has fixed the case for hearing on December 22nd, after prosecution led by Peter Mugisha informed the court that investigations are complete and ready to start prosecuting Segirinya.
It is alleged that between August and September 2020 while in Kampala, Segirinya commonly known as Mr Update made statements on his Facebook page “Segirinya Muhammad Fans Page ” calculated to incite the public to participate in violence against a section or group of Ugandans.
He is quoted by the prosecution to have posted a statement that “I am warning those who are trying to assassinate Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu that what will happen will be forty times worse than the 1994 Rwandan genocide.”