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Request for abail to release Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya Failed



Masaka High Court judge Lawrence Tweyanze January 23 set February 13, 14 and 15 as the dates when court is expected to hear the bail application by MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West). However today 24/1/2022,
The Court denied request to the release the two jailed Ugandan again after being told that “it was not ready to proceed with the hearing of the bail application.”

Masaka resident senior state attorney Richard Birivumbuka told the court that the state was not ready for the hearing of the criminal matter saying “it would be too exhaustive for both parties to have parallel trials in Kampala and Masaka at the same time.
He claimed that that the Kampala files are handled first before they can concentrate on Masaka files.the defense lawyers, Caleb Alaka, Tuesday reacted to the court decision stating that: “The good news is that we are going to have a hearing which will not be prejudicial. We are going to have a bail application handled and if it all goes well, we are optimistic that the duo will get bail.”

Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana is critically ill and admitted at Mulago National referral hospital,This was confirmed on January 23, 2023 by the Nakawa West MP and NUP party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi.

Lead defense counsel Erias Lukwago had earlier asked court to allow specialized treatment for the lawmakers especially Ssewanyana who was Monday admitted to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala. Court ordered in favor of the defense’s request.

More updates coming….

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