The Court of Appeal has further remanded the jailed National Unity Platform MPs Mohammed Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana until June 29, when a bail hearing will take place.
The embattled legislators have been in jail at Luzira for close to eight months on charges of murder, attempted murder, terrorism connection to murders in the Greater Masaka region.
Justices of the court of appeal including Cheborion Barishaki, Christopher Madrama and Eva Luswata on Wednesday morning also ordered the Luzira prison’s medical team to come back on that date with a proper medical report on the Legislator’s health.
The MPs have time and again complained to several Courts how they were tortured while in custody and sustained injuries all over their bodies including private parts.
The Justices also tasked Chief State Attorney Richard Birivumbuka to explain why he wants the MPs application dismissed when they have been in prison for 9months now without trial yet they are Members of Parliament who should by now be working for their constituencies.
The Justices further demanded to know from the State if it’s ready to try the accused persons should they( Court of Appeal) order for their trial to start to which Birivumbuka answered in the affirmative.
The MPs who were represented by Lawyers Erias Lukwago, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi and Shamim Malende petitioned the Court of Appeal saying the High Court in Masaka refused to release them on bail pending trial despite their medical condition.
Compiled by Rashidah Nakaayi