BREAKING! NUP’s MP Ssegirinya Acquitted of Case of Inciting Violence

By Our Reporter




The case of inciting violence that had been slapped against the Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya has been dismissed.


The case was dismissed today, 12th September 2022 by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court. Court ruled that there was no evidence produced to prove that Hon. Ssegirinya committed the offence charged.


This was revealed by David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General in a tweet this afternoon.


Ssegirinya was accused of having reportedly posted a statement on his Facebook page named, “Ssegirinya Muhammad Fans Page,” calculated to incite the public to participate in violence against a section or group of people.


The prosecution had quoted Ssegirinya as having posted, “I am warning those who are trying to assassinate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu that what will happen will be forty times worse than the 1994 Rwandan Genocide”.


Ssegirinya also known as Mr Update however still returns to Kigo prison because he is facing different charges of treason, attempted murder and murder.


Prior to his arraignment before Buganda Road Court, he had been arrested on September 7th 2021 by police in Masaka district together with Makindye West Member of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana and accordingly sent to Kigo prison on charges related to terrorism, aiding and abetting terrorism, murder and attempted murder.


These charges stem from their alleged involvement in the Greater Masaka region machete killings which claimed more than 20 lives of people between July and September 2021.


The duo has since been denied bail by the High Court on these capital offenses and to date, they are still at Kigo Prison.

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