Embattled legislators Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana have been denied bail again by the high court in Masaka ad their legal battles rage on.
The two legislators are accused of aiding and abetting terrorism, with treason, murder and attempted murder charges also pressed against them in relation to the machete killings in the greater Masaka sub region.
Masaka high court judge Justice Lawrence Tweyanze ruled that the two, one granted bail would interfere with the ongoing investigations since the prosecution insisted that they were not done with investigating all the leads.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that the pair are being denied bail.
Last month, the same court declined their bail application, with the prosecution arguing against it, saying the suspects are so prominent that they can interfere with the ongoing investigations.
Last month, President Yoweri Museveni spoke out strongly against judges who grant bail to capital offenders, saying it is an act of provocation to the victims. Since the president’s stance, many courts have been showing a hesitancy to give bail.