OPINION: Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana Learnt Nothing and Forgot Nothing


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MPs Muhammed Ssegirinya of Kawempe north division and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye west division who have just returned from Kigo prison, stated on Monday that they will be holding a demonstration on Salaama rd in Makindye Division which goes to show that they have surely learnt nothing and forgot nothing. 

The duo who appeared before the press conference last week claiming to be sick and in urgent need of special medical attention have shocked citizens with their plans of mobilizing supporters to go on the streets and demonstrate over the poor state of the roads in Makindye division even when KCCA has already assured them that those said roads are on the list of roads to be worked on soon.

Police spokesperson, SCP Fred Enanga, in his Weekly security brief warned about the intended demonstration and asked the members of the public to stay away from such individuals with selfish interests.

“We are aware of the plans by the two troubled MPs to hold a demonstration but we warn the people to desist from such activities because we have not given any police clearance to allow the demonstration,” Enanga warned. 

The duo’s (Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana) love for chaos and disruptive politics is likely to get them on the wrong side of the law and arrested again for criminal activities. 

According to sources, the duo is looking to score political capital by forcing authorities to shutdown the demonstrations for which they have not sought clearance.

“The MPs want to start where they stopped with their politics of disruption and after blame government of persecution when their interests is solely to score political capital,” a political analyst said.

According to the political analyst, the two troubled MPs are using these demonstrations as campaign grounds as they seek re-election in 2026.

“They are willing to put people’s lives at risk if it means that they get what they want which is to be re-elected. They want to get sympathy votes from the electorate and are planning on antagonizing the police to see that they get their way,” the analyst added. 

The two politicians were remanded at Kigo Prison for over 15 months after being charged with terrorism, murder, attempted murder in connection to the machete wilding killers (Bijambiya) in the greater Masaka sub region. 

The two honorable members were released on February 13th on bail to enable them get treatment outside prison where they have been since September 2021. The judge also directed that each pays a cash bond of shs 20 million as well as depositing their passports with the court.

The legislators have also been asked to report to the registrar of the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala once a month but also warned against interfering with investigations into their cases.

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