The two Members of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West and Muhammad Segirinya of Kawempe North of National Unity Platform (NUP) have reportedly refused to meet with their party leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu over claims of betrayal by party top leaders.
On Monday, 13th February the High Court in Masaka, Lawrence Tweyanze granted a cash bail of 20 million each to the two lawmakers who are accused of murder, attempted murder, aiding and abetting terrorism stemming from the 2021 spate of killings in Masaka and Lwengo districts of Greater Masaka region.
The bail came after the Chief State Attorney, Richard Birivumbuka told court that the Directorate Public Prosecution (DPP) had issued a certificate of no objection to the bail application, and subsequently asked that the three affidavits filed against the bail application be withdrawn.
Close sources to the family of the released legislators tipped us on the reasons to why they have refused to meet their party boss indicating plans to be used to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activities given their ability in mobilizing loyal followers.
The source added that the two are tired of being used and dumped following the one and half years behind bars.
“The two lawmakers are fine and in good shape, but will not be meeting the principal soon, they were so disappointed by him and the party top leadership,” a source who preferred anonymity stated.
Other sources state that Bobi Wine had a hand in getting the legislators arrested and upon finding out, the legislators decided not to meet him.
The allegations coincided with the fact that Kyagulanyi and other top party leaders such as Joel Senyonyi the party Spokesperson, and Waiswa Mufumbiro the Deputy, Lewis Rubongoya the General Secretary among others remained tight-lipped on the release of the pair.
As of the previous events, released supporters of the party were required to be debriefed by the party leadership and then guided on what to say before the media, which has not been the case with the legislators who have consistently refused to pick up his calls.
“We have not yet spoken about this comprehensively because we have not yet had the opportunity to see or speak with the two MPs,” Kyagulanyi confirmed in a statement.
“Ordinarily, when our comrades are freed from illegal detention, we speak with them and that enables us to understand better the circumstances of their abductionor arrest, what happened to them in detention, the circumstances of their release, as well as the general state of their Health,” he added.
However, Kyagulanyi has put the blame on families of the legislators who have denied him access to his MPs in name of undergoing treatment from an unclear hospital.
The furious Kyagulanyi seems to have been played by his self proclaimed loyal Members of Parliament who struck a deal with the government to ensure Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana are given bail that saw them released on Monday.
The two are accused alongside five others including, Mike Sserwadda, Jude Muwonge, Bull Wamala, John Mugerwa and Jackson Kanyike.