MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana dismiss negotiating their release

Legislators Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Kawempe North Muhammad Ssegirinya have dismissed reports that their release from jail was influenced by certain individuals.

The opposition National Unity Platform MPs who have been on remand since September 2021 for crimes committed in the Greater Masaka region were granted bail of 20 million shillings each on February 13, 2023.

The duo held a press briefing at the NUP party headquarters in Kamyokya, where they appreciated their lawyers for working tirelessly to ensure their release as opposed to they were engaged in negotiations with the government prior to their release.

MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana dismiss negotiating their release

“No negotiations were carried out towards our release. As it has been in the public, the law took its course. We paid our lawyers a lot of money and it was court that gave us bail” said Ssewanyana.

“We appreciate the pressure by foot soldiers, journalists, our party leaders, cultural leaders and lawyers,” said Segirinya

Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya have explained that their release was through legal procedures, insisting that they are innocent and that court itself failed to find sufficient evidence pinning them to the alleged crimes.

The dismissed as false reports surrounding their release was being orchestrated by enemies within the party.

MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana dismiss negotiating their release