Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: MP Ssemujju Charged, Granted Bail

MP Ssemujju Nganda being arrested by police last week

A preteen girl yesterday, unhealthy 14th October, delivered a healthy baby at Kisubi hospital along Entebbe road.

Allen Kigoya, aged only 11 was reportedly impregnated by her 16 year old boy friend in Kamuli district. She was taken by her parents to Wamukisa Youth Center, where under age pregnant girls are looked after.

Yesterday, Allen amused skeptical doctors when she delivered a healthy child by C – section. Medics revealed that both the baby and the mother were in good condition.

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According to Dr Spire Kigundu who headed the operation, the girl was operated because she was too narrow for a normal delivery.

Dr. Kigundu adds that, young mothers like Allen have face higher risks of losing their lives due to excessive bleeding and are more exposed to fistula.
Kyadondo East MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has been charged with disobeying lawful orders at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kampala.

Prosecution submitted Thursday afternoon that Ssemujju defied orders by RPC Siraje Bakaleke to stay home under preventive arrest which the state said is contrary to Section 117 of the Penal Code Act.

Ssemujju, ailment through his lawyer Erias Lukwago, about it denied the charge.

The lawmaker was arrested today from Kireka on grounds that he intended to participate in unauthorised political assemblies.

Ssemujju on Monday announced FDC’s plans to hold rallies in Kampala and Eastern Uganda as part of a wider party mobilisation strategy ahead of the 2016 elections.

Police insist the rallies are illegal as long as organisers do not liaise with the law enforcement body in preparations.

The Electoral Commission also maintains that campaign rallies must wait until the nomination of candidates in the 2016 polls.

Pleading for bail, Lukwago said Ssemujju is an “Honourable Member of Parliament and FDC spokesperson which shows he is a responsible citizen.”

Lukwago further told court that his client has been subjected to “inhuman arrest by police” that left his family traumatised.

Ssemujju in the dock at Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court

Ssemujju in the dock at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court

The ousted Kampala Mayor went further to argue that Lukwago deserves immediate medical attention after being arrested from his residence in Wakiso before being driven at break-neck speech to Nagalama then later Kira Road Police Stations and finally court.

Lukwago said Ssemujju needed to visit his physician and a remand in jail would aggravate his currently worrying health status.

Clad in suit and blue tie, Ssemujju was clam throughout the court session.

He presented three sureties for bail which was granted despite prosecution’s objection.

State had argued that releasing the suspect would jeopardise ongoing investigations into the matter.

Ssemujju proved having a fixed place of abode before paying Shs 500,000 cash for bail.

The Chief Magistrate Flavia Nasuuna ruled that failure to honour bail conditions would see the sureties pay a fine of Shs 1m each.

The MP returns to court on October 18 for hearing of the case.


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