July 20, 2024

Ssegirinya Muhammad finally granted bail

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KAMPALA

The Kawempe North MP elect Ssegirinya Muhammad has finally been granted bail after spending 3 sleepless weeks at Kitalya government Prison.

MP Ssegirinya was charged with inciting violence following his March 22 arrest as he held a peaceful demonstration demanding for the release of NUP supporters being held incommunicado by security operatives.

Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu allowed Ssegirinya’s temporary release on bail on the request of his lawyer Medard Lubega Sseggona who informed the Court that the accused has an election petition to prosecute and defence witnesses for his criminal trial to look for.

Magistrate Kamasanyu ordered Ssegirinya to pay a cash bail of UGX 3 Million before leaving prison, and his sureties who included MPs Patrick Nsanja of Ntenjeru South in Kayunga District and Derrick Nyeko of Makindye East in Kampala to sign a non-cash bond of UGX 50m, deposit their National Identification Cards with Court and ensure that Segirinya reports back for his ongoing trial on 12th May 2021.

Earlier, three Prosecution witnesses testified before Buganda road Court against Ssegirinya for calling people to join him to demonstrate in Kampala without permission from Police.

The three led by the Officer in Incharge of Mini price Police post, Musimenta Flavia told Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu that on the 22nd March 2021, without any notice from the Inspector General of Police, they were surprised to see Segirinya with a lot of people holding placards demanding for their Presidential victory and to free jailed NUP Supporters.

Court heard that this occurred around the entrance of Kikuubo lane near the Mini price traffic lights; which act prompted Investigating Officer D/CPL, Kijampola Elias to charge Ssegirinya with inciting violence because he was calling others to be violent.

Prosecution’s Jackie Akao asked Court for one more adjournment to call her last witness.

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