Ugandan police have accused two opposition MPs of masterminding a wave of recent killings in the central region of Masaka.
Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya of the National Unity Platform (NUP) have been charged with murder and attempted murder.
However, speaking to newsmen, NUP’s vice-president, Mathias Mpuuga says the charges are merely an attempt to alienate the party from its grassroots support.
On the contrary, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga while speaking to newsmen explained that the two politicians were the masterminds and had held meetings near Kampala to plan the attacks.
However they have not yet been tried, and will be remanded to prison until 15 September.
Enanga added that twelve other suspects have already been arrested and charged.
About 26 people have been murdered by machete-wielding assailants in recent weeks in the region, some hacked to death in own their homes.