The embattled National Unity Platform (NUP) Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) have been denied bail by the Masaka High Court.

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In his verdict, the learned trial Judge Lawrence Tweyanze of the Masaka High Court said that the prosecution proved that if the duo are granted bail, they might interfere with ongoing investigations, something that may complicate the case.

Judge Twayanze also said that there is a likelihood that the two might “abscond from the court” if released on bail. He claims that the duo can use their influence as Members of Parliament to flee the country if released on bail.

Credible sources however assert that prior to the court session, the judge received a phone call from a top state house official who directed him not to grant the legislators any bail.

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