Court Releases MP Ssegirinya’s Passport

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Masaka High Court has released the passport of ailing Kawempe North legislator Muhammad Ssegirinya to enable him travel abroad for further medication.

Justice Lawrence Tweyanze granted the application that had been filed by Ssegirinya’s lawyers requesting for his passport so he travels to Amsterdam, Netherlands for better treatment as recommended by the legislator’s doctors.

Mohammad Ssegirinya is currently hospitalised at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya and will be traveling back to Netherlands, only a few weeks after he was discharged from Universitair Medische Center hospital in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Last week, the speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among visited the ailing legislator and wished him a speedy recovery.

Among also noted that Uganda has very good medical facilities and there was no need for one to travel abroad for medication.

Mohammad Ssegirinya’s illness stems back to his days in Kigo prison where he was remanded on charges of murder.

Ssegirinya and his fellow legislator Allan Ssewanyana were first detained on treason and charges of inciting violence in September 2021 before being rearrested and slapped with new charges of murder.

The duo was granted bail in February 2023, after spending about 16 months in prison.

Masaka High Court Justice Lawrence Tweyanze granted each a cash bail of Shs 20 million and retained their passports.

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