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We must end this madness- Kyagulanyi speaks out on Ssewanyana re-arrest

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We must end this madness- Kyagulanyi speaks out on Ssewanyana re-arrest

The National Unity Platform, NUP Party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has termed as unfortunate, the state of affairs in Uganda, following the re-arrest of Makindye Member of Parliament, Hon. Allan Ssewanyana after his release from Kigo prison on Thursday evening.

Police officers traveling in the infamous drone vehicle picked Ssewanyana at the gate, immediately after being released by the prison guards. The media team that was covering the events and Ssewanyana’s people that had turned up to pick him were left in awe as security teams chased them away too.

The Makindye West MP and his Kawempe North Counterpart Ssegirinya Muhammad were arrested weeks ago and charged with murder. Security alleges that the duo was involved in the murder of some people in Masaka during the infamous bijambiya days where at least 30 people were murdered.

According to police, the duo held training for the murderers in Kampala and told them to target the elderly persons in Masaka sub-region. The motive is still unknown.

Kyagulanyi says that Ssewanyana’s ‘abduction’ is one of the violations Ugandans should work hard to end.

“I have learnt about the abduction of Hon. Allan Ssewanyana, Member of Parliament for Makindye West. Apparently, he had just moved out of Kigo prison after being granted bail by a court two days ago. Operatives moving in a drone drove out of the bush, jumped out of the vehicle, and pointed guns at him. They tackled him to the ground, bundled him into their vehicle, and then sped off to an unknown destination” Kyagulanyi says.

He added that; “The rogue regime operates in such an illegal and arrogant manner! These are the kinds of violations we all must work jointly to put an end to. I am grateful to all lawyers who are working hard to get justice for Hon. Ssewanyana and Hon. Ssegirinya. I implore all citizens to continue working to see that they get justice, and above all to put a permanent end to this madness.”

Meanwhile, Hon. Ssegirinya Muhammad remained in Kigo since one of his sureties the Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake did not appear in court.

The prisons authorities say they released Ssewanyana and they are not responsible for his current whereabouts.

“So you ask me about Ssegirinya because he is still in prison. But Ssewanyana, we released him on Thursday. If anything happened to him after his release from prison, I am not responsible,” Frank Baine the Prisons spokesperson said.

Police remain tight-lipped about the whereabouts of Ssewanyana.

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