Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart, Muhammad Ssegirinya have been charged with a new offence of murder and remanded to Kigo prison.

The two MPs who were rearrested separately as they left Kigo prison after being released on bail, were yesterday arraigned before Masaka Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise and charged with the murder of one Joseph Bwanika.

Prosecution states that Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana caused the death of Bwanika, a resident of Kisekka B village, Kankamba parish in Lwengo District on August 2, 2021.

However, they were not allowed to take plea or apply for bail because Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court does not have the jurisdiction to try murder which is a capital offence in nature.

The state also amended the old charge sheet to include one more suspect, one Jackson Kanyike, accused number seven.

According to the amended charge sheet, the two MPs were allegedly financing Kanyike to commit acts of terrorism and that he also participated in the murders that happened in Masaka sub region where close to 30 people were killed. 

The MPs are expected to return to court on October 13, 2021 for mention of the cases. END


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