Sejusa remanded to Luzira

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Gen. David Sejusa was remanded to Luzira Prison on Tuesday after being charged with insubordination, absence without official leave (AWOL) and participating in political party activities contrary to UPDF law.
He has been remanded to Luzira until February 9 (next Tuesday) when he will appear before court for hearing of bail application.

Appearing before the General Court Martial in Makindye, the former co-ordinator of intelligence services was charged with insubordination for defying the Chief of Defence Forces (CCF) Gen. Katumba Wamala’s orders when he attended political rallies in Kabale and Arua.
Sejusa, appearing calm inside the army court dock, was also charged with participating in political party activities contrary to UPDF law.

The army general went into self-imposed exile in London in 2013 and returned to Uganda in 2014.
Earlier in court, his lawyer, David Mushabe, said they had not been given the charge sheet so they could “advise our client”, leading to a 15-minute adjournament.

Prior to Tuesday’s court session, Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson, alleged that the general was taking part in partisan politics, contrary to the army’s code of conduct.

Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, had said the charges against Sejusa were in connection with the utterances he allegedly made that Col. Kizza Besigye, the FDC party flag-bearer, had won elections in 2006, but the election was rigged in favour of President Yoweri Museveni.

The charges against Sejusa reportedly relate to his alleged claims that President Museveni had a hand in the post-election violence in Kenya that left hundreds dead in 2007.

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