KAMPALA – The MP-elect for Kawempe North in Kampala, Mr Muhammad Ssegirinya, has described as a total fabrication allegations that he used forged academic papers to get to Parliament.
Ssegirinya, also nicknamed Mr Update, says he is not ready to dance to the tunes of his enemies by displaying his real academic documents, saying those in the media do not belong to 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,” he says.
“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.”
Ssegirinya was last week dragged to court for allegedly forging academic documents which facilitated his nomination and subsequent election as MP.
On Monday, the Criminal Investigations Division spokesperson, Charles Twine, indicated that investigations have started with an aim of verifying the authenticity of academic documents for several politicians in the country.
“We are investigating multiple allegations of forged academic papers by a number of politicians. 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,” Twine said.