Bobi Wine updates country on Ssegirinya, Ssewanya’s health status in prison

He added that the duo are in urgent need of medical attention.

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National Unity Platform (NUP) party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has revealed that Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana, the MPs on remand in Kigo prison are in great pain.

Kyagulanyi made the revelations on Monday shortly after he alongside party Secretary General Lewis Rubongoya and spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi paid a visit to the jailed legislators.

The three Nup honchos arrived at the Prison premises at around mid-day and journalists were already in their big numbers waiting.

However, authorities wouldn’t let the scribes inside as only Bobi Wine, Rubongoya, and Ssenyonyi were granted access.

Shortly after meeting with the jailed MPs, Bobi Wine told journalists that the two law makers were visibly in pain courtesy of injuries sustained because of torture while in the prison.

“Ssegirinya’s foot is all swollen and can no longer walk by himself. Ssewanyana has also said that he was badly beaten,” Bobi Wine said.

He added that the duo are in urgent need of medical attention.

Muhammad Ssegirinya showing his swollen foot to Court recently.

Despite the physical weakness, Kyagulanyi however noted that the MPs’ mindset is still very strong when it comes to proving themselves innocent and speaking against injustices.

Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya alongside four others have spent over four weeks in prison following their arrest over the recent murders in the greater Masaka region where over 25 people were killed.

They were first charged with murder, attempted murder, and terrorism. Their legal team applied for bail and it was successful but the two MPs were rearrested at Kigo Prison gates.

The duo was then slapped with new charges of murder allegedly committed at Kisekka in Lwengo district.

Last week, the two MPs appeared before the court and were further remanded until October 27 for further case mentioning.

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