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Military Court to rule on Gen Sejusa’s bail plea today

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Gen David Sejusa, aka Tinyefuza (in handcuffs), waves to onlookers amid tight security by prison warders and military police at the General Court Martial in Makindye, Kampala on February 10. PHOTO BY Dominic Bukenya 

By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Posted  Tuesday, February 23   2016 at  09:56

KAMPALA.

Former coordinator of Intelligence Services, Gen David Sejusa, alias, Tinyefuza who was charged for allegedly participating in political activities has been denied bail by the military court in Kampala and sent back to jail until March 11.

The Makindye-based Military Court denied the dissident general bail on grounds that his sureties were not substantial and that he may interfere with investigations given his influence or flee the country.
Gen Sujusa paraded Kampala Lord Mayor Eraias Lukwago and Dr Kizza Lukyamuzi as his sureties for the bail application. However, court dismissed the sureties saying as a general, Sejusa should have presented at least one person of his rank (general) to gurantee his return to court.

The charges against Gen Sejusa include participating in political party activities, insubordinate behaviour as well as conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. In the first 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.n

ekasozi@ug.nationmedia.com

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