Sejusa to appear before court today


The General Court Martial will today determine the fate of the former coordinator of Intelligence Services, Gen David Sejusa, alias, Tinyefuza, who is in jail for allegedly participating in political activities.
The Makindye-based Military Court set today for ruling after submissions by Gen Sejusa through his lawyers in which he asked court to release him on bail pending trial.
Gen Sejusa was sent to Luzira prison on February 9 after he declined to plead to charges of participating in political activities and making public statements contrary to the military law.

The charges include participating in political party activities, insubordinate behaviour as well as conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. In the previous court session, the Military Court chaired by Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga dismissed Gen Sejusa’s application to stay proceedings against him until the High Court decides on his application seeking for declaration that he was constructively discharged by the employer (government).

Court ruled that Gen Sejusa, a senior army officer, is subject to military law because there is no order stopping his trial before the Military Court. Gen Sejusa has since filed an application before the High Court seeking for declarations that he was constructively discharged from the army, is charged with five different charges of participating in partisan politics, absconding from duty and insubordination, among others, contrary to the military law.

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