Friday March 11 2016

Gen Sejusa case flops

Gen David Sejusa.

Gen David Sejusa. 

By Juliet Kigongo


The High Court yesterday failed to deliver a ruling in a case in which jailed former coordinator of intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa, is seeking court’s pronouncement on whether he is still a serving military officer.

The ruling was expected yesterday but Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo said she was too busy “working on petitions which need to be urgently worked on”, before adjourning the case to March 14.

Gen Sejusa, through his lawyers, argues that he was constructively retired from the UPDF after the military failed to reply his application to retire within 90 days as stipulated by the UPDF Act.
“The army went ahead to stop paying his salary and withdrew all his benefits... So it’s against this background that Sejusa wants the High Court to declare him as having been constructively retired from the army,” his lawyers submitted to court.

However, Brig Ramadhan Kyamuresire, the UPDF chief of legal services, insists Gen Sejusa has never applied to be retired but only sought to resign from the army.