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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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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana: Why is government targeting MPs over Masaka killings? THE LAST WORD Losing sight of grand strategy: How Kampala’s cold war with Kigali harms Uganda’s national interest and what can be …

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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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Court dismisses petition against Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an election petition filed against Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya on grounds that he was not effectively served by his rival Sulaiman Kidandala. Kidandala’s lawyers of Alaka and Company Advocates filed the petition against the legislator accusing …

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MPs blocked as colleagues Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya appear at police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The situation is tense in Masaka town as Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya appear to record statements in relation to the recent Masaka killings. The two opposition MPs representing Makindye West and Kawempe North constituencies respectively were summoned to record statements at …

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COURT: Kidandala should look for his own evidence

Court rejects Kidandala’s application to recover Kitalya Prisons visitors’ books Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application in which the loser of Kawempe North Parliamentary race Sulaiman Kindandala wanted an order to recover the visitors’ books from Kitalya Government’s Prison to confirm …

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EC asks court to dismiss petitions against Ssegirinya and Nsereko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission wants court to dismiss election petitions against Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Kampala Central counterpart, Muhammad Nsereko on account that they were not served with the petitions. The commission says it would be unjust for court to hear and rule …

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Court summons Kawempe North MP Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has issued a criminal summons for Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya requiring him to appear and face trial on charges of inciting violence. The summons was issued on Friday by the Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni following a …

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