Decision date of MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana set

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The The High Court’s International Crimes Division (ICD) will decide on October 13 whether to dismiss the case of the besieged deputies, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyanato the Constitutional Court for interpretation.

Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Ssewanyana (Makindye West) are accused along with five others of murdering several people with machetes in Masaka area last year.

The two MPs face multiple counts of murder, terrorism and attempted murder together with five others stemming from last year’s spate of killings in Masaka.

The others are Bulo Wamala, John Mugerwa, Jackson Kanyike, Mike Sserwadda and Jude Muwonge.

Appear in court Alice Komuhangi Today, defense lawyers Caleb Alaka, Erias Lukwago and Shamim Malende, presented their points of law regarding the accused’s right to a fair trial, for which they seek the interpretation of the Constitutional Court before the proceedings of the trial.

Background

“Between January and August of last year, the defendants and others still at large, intending to intimidate the public for political, religious or economic gain, became directly involved indiscriminately in the murders and attempted murder of people in the Masaka area,” according to the prosecution. sheet bed.

In November last year, the MPs, along with the other five, were committed for trial for the murders of Mugerwa Kizza, Sulaiman Kakooza and the attempted murder of Ronald Sebyoto.

Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana look on as Shamim Malende, one of their lawyers who also serves as Kampala Woman MP.

Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana look on as Shamim Malende, one of their lawyers who also serves as Kampala Woman MP.

According to the indictment seen by the New Visionone of the defendants (Sserwadda) allegedly confessed to having participated in the murders and revealed that he was working with Wamala, Kanyike, Mugerwa and the two deputies to claim their presidential “victory”.

The meetings, which would have been honored by Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana, would have been coordinated by Wamala and Diego Bukenya, who is still at large. The indictment says the accused targeted the Masaka area because it attracts a lot of media attention.

The two deputies reportedly gave their co-defendant money ranging from 50,000sh to 100,000sh to carry out the ‘mission’

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