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Mp Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya finally granted bail



After spending 16monhth in jail,Two Members of Parliament, Mr Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye East) were Monday granted bail by Masaka High Court .

While appearing before Justice Lawrence Tweyanze, the Masaka resident state attorney Mr Richard Birivumbuka, told the court that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had issued a certificate of no objection to that effect.

He said that the state also was pleased to retract the affidavits sworn by Thomas Jatiko, Jenifer Amumpaire and detective SP Innocent Mubangizi that had been tendered in court on January 23, 2023.”The DPP directed not to object to this application and issued a certificate of no objection, and we pray that we submit to the terms of the bail application.

With the leave of court, we pray to formally withdraw our affidavits in reply to bail application as well,” he stated.
The MPs were given a cash bail of Shs20m each while their sureties were bonded at Shs 50m non-cash.

The sureties include; Mr Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga (Kalungu West MP) and Mr Moses Kasibante (former Rubaga North MP) who stood for Mr Ssewanyana while Masaka Mayor Ms Florence Namayanja (Masaka City Mayor) and Mr Bagonza Thomas (Kawempe Division Councilor) stood for Mr Ssegirinya.

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