Gen Sejusa on the spotlight over 2016 elections

Gen. David Sejusa 61, a former intelligence chief in the Uganda Defence Peoples’ Forces (UPDF) was remanded to Luzira Prison on Tuesday 02/ 02/ 2016 after being charged with insubordination, absence without official leave (AWOL) and participating in political party activities contrary to UPDF law.
His arrest comes at a time when Uganda has only 15 days to the 2016 general elections to be held February.

Gen. Sejusa was remanded to Luzira Prison until February 9 2016 when he will return to court. However, he declined to plead to the charges arguing that the charges constitute part of a pending case before the High Court in Kampala. Court over ruled him and directed that he files formal application to object to the charges.

While in April 2013 still serving in the army, Gen Sejusa was given permission of a three weeks’ leave but upon expiry of the leave, he did not return to the August House.

Gen Sejusa fled into exile in April 2013 after he alleged, in a letter, that there was a plot to eliminate top government officials opposed to the “Muhoozi project”.
Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander of the Special Forces Command, is President Museveni’s son.

During the hearing at the army court in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, the prosecution comprised of Col Asingura Kagoro, Maj. Raphael Mugisha, Maj. Moses Buwaso and Lt. Ambrose Baguma. Meanwhile, Gen Sejusa’s legal team comprised of Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Yunusu Kasirivu, Yusuf Nsibambi, Erias Lukwago, David Mushabe and Mike Mabikke among others.
Gen Sejusa, who is the first UPDF four star general to be tried in the military court on Monday cut a defiant posture, saying he does not care about being charged before the army court in relation to the ‘defiance campaigns’ and his calls for vote protection mechanism, saying such schemes are within the ambit of the Constitution.

February 3rd, 2016 | by

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