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Kampala Woman MP Shamim Malende finally rescues Kawempe MP Muhammad Ssegirinya out of prison.

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Court at International Crimes Division has set free Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya after substituting MP Zaake Francis Butebi who currently is out of the country with Ntenjeru North’s legislator, Hon Nsanja Patrick as surety.

Kampala Woman MP Shamim Malende who is MP Muhammad Ssegirinya’s Lawyer has told Whisper Eye News that finally, Justice has prevailed immediately after Ssegirinya’s release.

MP Ssegirinya who is facing charges of murder attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism remained in jail having been granted bail on Thursday last week due to the absence of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake who had committed himself to stand surety for Mr. Ssegirinya failing to append his signature on the release form such that Ssegirinya can gain temporary freedom.

Speaking to Whisper Eye News at ICD, the accused’s lawyer Shamim Malende who also doubles as Kampala Woman MP said that, “Court has set free Hon Segirinya Muhammad and substituted Hon Zaake Francis currently out of the country with Hon Nsanja Patrick of Ntenjeru North as surety. We have also filed an application for habeas corpus for Hon Allan Ssewanyana at High court in Kampala.”

Muhammad Ssegirinya aka Mr. Update with Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana were jointly arrested on September 8, 2021, and taken to Masaka Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism arising from the recent spate of killings of people using machetes in Greater Masaka sub-region. They were remanded to Kigo Government Prison.

The prosecution alleges that MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana physically participated and connived with other people to execute murders in Greater Masaka. According to the prosecution, MPs Ssegirinya, and Ssewanyana although still maintain their innocence, they’re facing charges of terrorism and attempted murder, all in connection with the Masaka killings which allegedly were made with intent to intimidate the public for political, religious, social, or economic gains.

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