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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya rubbish reports of negotiations with govt

Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya

Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya

Embattled MPs; Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) and Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) have denied reports that they entered into a deal with the government which secured their release from prison after over 16 months.

The MPs who are currently facing terrorism, and murder charges that resulted in the death of over 26 people in Masaka region spoke to the media today Wednesday at the National Unity Platform (NUP) headquarters in Kampala, their first public appearance since their release on February 13 by Masaka High court judge Lawrence Tweyanze. 

Before their release, Nobert Mao, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, claimed to have quietly brokered their release, but the MPs said that they were not aware of any negotiations and would not have paid their bail money amounting to over Shs 20 million if such talks had occurred. 

Ssewanyana believes that these claims were made by opponents seeking political gain.

"We know that there are many people interested in our positions. I believe that some people think my detention will give me an advantage in the 2026 elections, so they are fighting us for that reason," he said.

On why they had not addressed the media since their release, Ssewanyana said they had been recovering in the hospital after experiencing various health issues.  

Ssegirinya stated that negotiations on illegal detention were not possible when they still did not know why they were arrested in the first place. He added that their release was due to the pressure their constituents and the international community put on the government to set them free.  

This comes two months after NUP principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine rejected calls by some party members to negotiate with the government over the release of political prisoners, citing the need to first address when President Museveni will leave office.


-1 #1 kabayekka 2023-03-30 09:01
My friend Bob Wine, to whom do you want to address for the President of this country to give you his job.

One believes that many of the prisoners this military dictator is throwing in prison anyhow do not want his job!

He is locking them up because they happen to inform the innocent Uganda public that you as a small time musician want to take President M7's employment and that of his military son! Surely such African judicial ethics are very bad indeed!
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+1 #2 Kalibbala 2023-03-30 20:11
Dude Kabayekka ! What does your Comment Mean!? On Which Planet are you residing!?..NRA (Notorious Robbers Army) Commanded by The Devil Himself Yoseri son Of Kalekyezi from Butare/Rwanda Declared War on Ugandans and Vowed to KILL Them until they got tired of Dying!
The rest is Comedy!

What do the Two add to the Development of Uganda? Nothing! They can be Lucky to be Alive! Summayah the Spanish Photo Journalist was Raped and Shot Dead by the Drunkard Son of the Devil..Many Others Followed
Horror Houses are Stacked to the Brim with Muslims and other Poor Folks being fed to Crocodiles!!If you are Still Free to make Comments, eat your Cock as the saying Goes! Ekirya atabaala Kyekirya Nasigadde awaka!
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+1 #3 kabayekka 2023-03-31 23:39
It is a bit of half baked judiciary that struggles to lockup the public because of their different opinions from that one who pretends to pay their wages!
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0 #4 Remase 2023-04-01 10:03
M7 must be smiling all his way to the bank! Segirinya is talking about those who are interested in his position, mbu to run in 2026!

What a moron!! M7 is the persecuting you, not those interested in your position. You can't focus on bogus elections my dear Segirinya! That clearly shows that you are only interested in being a useful idiot, which you are!
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