Muhammad Ssegirinya poisoning rumors: Prisons boss Byabashaija speaks out


Uganda Prisons Service Commissioner General Johnson Byabashaija has cleared air on the claims that Kawempe North MP-elect Muhammad Ssegirinya was poisoned while in Kitalya Prison.

Ssegirinya left prison last week after court granted him bail.

The politician had been on remand for inciting violence.

Days after securing bail he flew to Nairobi for treatment.

He is currently admitted at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi.

And now, without presenting medical reports, an administrator of Ssegirinya’s social media accounts had claimed the MP-elect was poisoned.

“Doctors confirmed Ssegirinya Muhammad was poisoned,” read an allegation in a post.

In the ensuing debate on the poisoning allegations, a post attributed to chief jailer Byabashaija claimed Ssegirinya could have suffered a blood clot due to the Astrazeneca vaccine said to have been administered to him.

But in response, Byabashaija dismissed the allegations as fake.

“Shun fake news,” he said.

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