By GERTRUDE MUTYABA
The High Court in Masaka has informed the lawyers of two MPs; Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) that it’s not ready to handle the bail application.
The MPs applied for a fresh bail on Monday listing 11 grounds for their release.
These include; suffering from grave illness incapable of adequate medical treatment and attention while in prison, having fixed places of abode, and are willing to abide by the bail terms, among others.
In his affidavit to support the bail application, Mr Ssewanyana contends that on September 3, he received criminal summons through the Speaker of Parliament from the CID requiring him to appear at Masaka police for questioning over the Masaka killings.
He adds that they were later charged before Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court with murder and attempted murder for which they applied and were released on bail.
“On September 23, upon fulfilling the bail terms, the first applicant (Ssewanyana) was released from Kigo prison but immediately after stepping out of the gates, a Toyota Hiace, commonly known as drone, intercepted him and more than five military personnel jumped out and bundled him inside the drone and whisked him to an unknown place,” court records show.
The court records add: “In a similar turn of events on September 27, upon fulfilling bail terms, the second applicant (MP Ssegirinya) was released from Kigo prison but was, unfortunately, intercepted by security operatives and driven recklessly away in a drone.”