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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana charged with terrorism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution-DPP has amended the charge sheet against the Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart, Muhammad Ssegirinya. The two opposition legislators were remanded last week on three counts of murder and attempted murder in relation to the machete …

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DP calls for Otafiire’s resignation, interrogation over reckless statements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic party has called for immediate resignation and interrogation of Ministry of Internal Affairs Minister General Kahinda Otafiire, over statements he made in connection to the Masaka killings. While appearing on television on Thursday, Otafiire mentioned and insinuated that if the ruling National Resistance …

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Masaka killings: Four more suspects arrested in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police say they have arrested four additional suspects in Kampala in connection to the brutal killings in the greater Masaka region. Addressing journalists at police headquarters Naguru, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have arrested four suspects who are part of the criminal …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Why is government targeting the MPs over Masaka killings? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The charge with murder and remand of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya, to Kitalya Prison (later switched to kigo) in connection with the killings in the Greater Masaka region has sparked criticism from angry …

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Police focus on fingerprinting to find authors of scare leaflets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the dropping of threatening leaflets continues across the country, police have warned that whoever shows up claiming to have picked such anonymous letters will be subjected to fingerprinting and interrogation. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have noticed that people writing and dropping …

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NUP demands quick investigations and trial of its MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP has demanded for quicker investigations and trial of the two detained party members of parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana implicated in the Masaka killings. On Tuesday, the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court charged the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammed Ssegirinya and …

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MPs Segirinya, Sewanyana face Masaka murder charges

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawempe South MP Muhammed Ssegirinya and Makindye East MP Allan Sewanyana have been charged with murder and remanded to Kitalya prison over the recent spate of killings in Masaka. They will spend 108 days on remand after being charged with four counts; three of …

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MP want curfew lifted to avert insecurity in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee of Defence and Internal Affairs have asked the government to consider relaxing curfew restrictions in Masaka sub-region to enable the community to respond to cases of insecurity. The committee is in Masaka region following the recent attacks that have …

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