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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya, bail application moved to February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jailed legislators Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya will have to wait until next month to find out the fate of their bail application.

The decision was announced by the Masaka High Court.

The hearing of a bail application failed to kick off as scheduled after the prosecution led by Richard Birivumbuka informed the court that they were not ready to proceed and asked for another date.

The trial judge Lawrence Tweyanze adjourned the case to February 13 and 14, 2023 for a hearing of the said application.

Tweyanze also ordered Ssewanyana who is currently admitted at Mulago Hospital to be allowed access to specialized treatment following his lawyer’s plea for his health to be prioritised.

Earlier, the judge had inquired if the parties were ready to proceed with the trial of the case, to which the prosecution stated that it is unable to bear the burden of handling the cases in both Kampala and Masaka involving the same suspects and witnesses at the same time, as such requested to expedite the case in Kampala before embarking on the trial of the Masaka cases.

 

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