Following an intelligence tip, sources from joint security force have vowed to avert a demonstration being planned by the National Unity Platform-NUP to protest the detention of Kawempe North legislator Mohammed Ssegirinya.
A network of security and intelligence agencies say that they have established that NUP radical activists have currently embarked on clandestine mobilisation of their supporters within the areas of Nakulabye, Kiyaye zone, Kamwokya and areas of Kawempe to stage the demonstration.
The intention is to stage violent riots, block traffic flow, and interfere with operations of daily business by other people within those areas in a bid to demand for the release of Hon. Ssegirinya.
According to the agencies, the group comprising mainly people known for planning demonstrations who were previously used by Hon. Ssegirinya to stage various riots within the city are said to be conducting daily meetings for resource collection, ahead of their protest.
The agencies maintained that Security is well prepared to deal with the demonstration should they stage them, to avoid possible confusion within the city.
MP Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana and several other people are accused of masterminding the recent machete attacks in Masaka sub region leaving close to 30 people dead.
On October 25th 2021, the two were denied court bail by the Masaka High court on grounds that letting them out of jail would jeopardize investigations since they’re currently under trial.
It should be noted that, while still the local councilor at the City hall,Mp Ssegirinya commissioned, financed and conducted various violent riots within the city.
Some of these demonstrations that even claimed lives and destroyed property within the city were single handedly planned, funded and executed by the detained legislator.
Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Segirinya who is on remand at Kigo Prison over charges of inciting violence, while appearing before Buganda Road Grade court , Segirinya displayed injuries on his foot which he claimed were as a result of torture during the time of his arrest.
But speaking on NBS Morning breeze, the Uganda Prison Services spokesperson, Frank Baine denied claims insisting that Hon. Ssegirinya was brought to prison while diabetic and so there has not been any form of torture.Doctors Hospital in Sseguku where Ssegirinya had earlier been admitted, say that the MP was advised not to put on closed shoes for long hours something that he was against.