Kawempe North MP-elect Muhammad Ssegirinya has dismissed claims that he forged academic papers he used for nomination as a parliamentary candidate in the January 14 elections.
Last week, it emerged that politician Sulaiman Kidandala had sued Ssegirinya and the Electoral Commission (EC) over allegations that the former KCCA councillor had used fake documents for nomination.
But Ssegirinya says he will not publicly share his authentic documents since his enemies can use them against him.
“I am very clever, I have my papers and would have put them out already, but I know those accusing me have no evidence so I am waiting for them to show their evidence, then I will also reveal mine,” said Ssegirinya.
“They want me to put out my papers then they use them against me. I am very alert, and will not fall for their game. They have done so many things but have failed because I am not easily cowed.”
Police says it continues to investigate reports that a number of MPs-elect used forged documents for nomination.
“We are investigating multiple allegations of forged academic papers by a number of politicians,” said Criminal Investigations Division spokesperson Charles Mansio Twine on March 22.
“Our emphasis is only on forgery and uttering of false documents. We want to assure the public that anyone implicated will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.”