Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana summoned over Masaka murders (1)
Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has summoned two National Unity Platform (NUP) legislators regarding the ongoing murders in Masaka. FILE PHOTO

Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana, two legislators from the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, have been summoned by the police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) over the ongoing murders in Masaka.

The Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has summoned two National Unity Platform (NUP) party legislators including Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana over the ongoing murders in Masaka.

In two separate letters dated September 3, 2021, police requested that the two MPs should appear at Masaka Police Station on Monday to record statements in response to the ongoing killings.

“This serves as summons for you to appear at Masaka Police Station on Monday 6, September 2021 at 1000 hours before D/SSP Moses Taremwa for a statement in respect to the said investigations,” the letters read in part.

In the letter, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations noted that they are carrying out proper research to establish facts behind some murders that took place in Greater Masaka during the months of July and August 2021 and it is through this basis that Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana were summoned.

However, while responding to the said summons, the NUP party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine said the government is using the ongoing murders to create public hatred towards opposition parties. 

In particular, he said the summons is an indication that the current Ugandan leader President Museveni has actualised his plan of implicating NUP leaders in the ongoing spate of murders.

“When mister Chris Baryomunsi alluded to this last week, it looked like an absolute joke. But as we now know, anything is possible in Uganda. They will do anything possible and go to any extent to achieve their absurd objectives. In fact, there is no regime whose evil schemes can be as accurately predicted as that in Uganda,” Bobi Wine said.

“As we speak, Hon. Muhammad Segirinya (MP Kawempe North) and Hon. Allan Ssewanyana (MP Makindye West) have been summoned to appear before CID next Monday in relation to the ongoing spate of murders. Anyone can predict where this is going, and what their grand objective is.”

In addition, he raised that despite all these attempts to down their party, they are not moved. Kyagulanyi urged Ugandans to remain vigilant and focused on all ongoings to avoid being misled.

“What I can say without contradiction, is that this new attempt will fail, like all those before. Our people just need to be vigilant and remain alert,” Bobi Wine added.