MASAKA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Masaka High Court has finally granted bail to MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) after nearly one and half years in jail with several failed attempts to secure freedom.
It comes after and during the opening of the new law year in Kampala two weeks ago when Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo warned the prosecution against employing delay tactics once the trial of the two MPs starts. He said judiciary would dismiss the case.
The DPP’s office last week ssid they were ready to present evidence against the MPs.
During a court session which preceded the successful bail application, the DPP withdrew all affidavits objecting to the MPs bail application.
But the prosecution put a very exorbitant bail money of Shs.30m cash a request that the Defence lawyers objected, arguing that the accused have been in jail for long and haven’t been operating their bank accounts.
Justice Lawrence Tweyanze later agreed the and the accused paid Shs. 20m cash.
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