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MPs From The Opposition Party Visit Ssegirinya, Sewanyana

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The leader of opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has, on Thursday, September 8, drove a group of oppositional legislators to visit Kigo Jail where MP for Kawempe North, Muhammad Ssegirinya, and MP for Makindye Division, West Allan Ssewanyana, are being held.

Mathias Mpuuga and opposition members visit Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana
Wednesday, September 7, stamped one year since the two MPs were captured during the 2021 general election. During the entire meeting led by Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among yesterday, Mpuuga advised that there is a plot to keep both Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana confined for quite a while. He requested that the Parliament intercede.

” These two members will necessitate Parliament’s special intervention. In my opinion, there is a conspiracy to keep them detained. The State has been unable to prosecute their case for a full year, and the judge has been changed. It is disheartening, ” Mpuuga said.

Alongside other opposition MPs, Mpuuga wore a black tie to remember the time the two MPs have spent in jail and to communicate their mistake with the legal framework.

” Nearly 90% of members on your left are wearing black ties. We are commemorating and raising a red flag over this injustice, ” he explained.
He scrutinized the legal executive for dismissing two supporters’ portrayal in parliament for a year, referring to that proceeding with detainment without preliminary is an arranged endeavour to mistreat the MPs and an infringement of the constitution.

We are discouraged by their continued detention. Clearly, the state is persecuting them because detention without trial has no other meaning than persecution, ” Mpuuga said.

He guaranteed that his endeavours to converse with the legal executive about the circumstance was met with quietness.

” I attempted to contact the Chief Justice and the Principal Judge about this matter, but the two did not respond to my plea; imagine the Chief Justice and Principal Judge not responding to an official request from the Leader of the Opposition, ” he said.

Allan Ssewanyana (NUP, Makindye Division West) and Muhammad Ssegirinya (NUP, Kawempe Division North), were captured in September 2021 in correspondence with the killings that occurred in Masaka.

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