Families of jailed MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya receive shs 15 million from speaker Among

Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana who all subscribe to the National Unity Platform, have been in jail since September 2021 on charges related to murder, terrorism, and aiding terrorism during last year’s machete attacks in Masaka where over 28 people were killed.

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The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has assisted the families of the two opposition legislators Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya with shillings 15 million.

Following a closed-door meeting held on Friday in her office, Ms Among gave 5 million each to MP Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana’s wives. Another five million shillings was given to Ssegirinya’s mother, Justine Nakajumba, who was also part of the meeting bring the total to Shs 15 million.

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Sta Daily News has reliably learnt that the two families asked the deputy speaker to help their husbands get out of prison because they were the bread winners at home and that the crimes against them are trumped up.

The money was handed over to the three women by Among’s aides.

While appearing at the Masaka Court on Tuesday this week via video conferencing platform, Zoom, the two law makers were remanded further on the request of the state prosecutor who asked fore more time to prepare necessary documentation.

Thus, they’ll return to the High Court on March 10,2022 for trial.

Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana who all subscribe to the National Unity Platform,
have been in jail since September 2021 on charges related to murder, terrorism, and aiding terrorism during last year’s machete attacks in Masaka where over 28 people were killed.

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