Sejusa was holding office illegally - committee
Posted Saturday, October 12 2013 at 01:00
Gen Sejusa’s contract to hold the office expired in 2007 and was not renewed. Kampala- It has emerged that Gen David Sejusa, the exiled former Coordinator of Intelligence Services, could have been in office illegally when he fled the country in April. A letter sent to the Parliamentary Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline, indicates that Gen Sejusa was appointed Coordinator of Intelligence Services for 24 months effective October 24 2005. This means that his appointment expired in 2007.
According to the letter, Sejusa was appointed on a local contract as Senior Presidential Adviser to coordinate the work of Internal Security and External Security Organisations in Intelligence Gathering and Analysis.
However, Sejusa was still Coordinator of Intelligence Services in April when he fled the country after writing a document in which he called for an investigations into an alleged plot to liquidate senior government officials opposed to what he described as the “Muhoozi Project, a purported scheme by President Museveni to groom his son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba to succeed him. The government has denied such a scheme.
Contract not renewed
There is no evidence that Sejusa’s appointment had been renewed at the time of exile, implying he had been holding the office illegally.
The MPs had tasked Muruli to explain the position of Sejusa in the office of Coordinator Intelligence Services.
Mr Wilfred Niwagaba, Ndorwa East MP, noted that the only document furnished to the committee about Sejusa was his initial appointment by the Public Service Commission. He added that the committee had no other document showing that Sejusa’s contract was renewed or extended. He said this showed how the appointing authority disregards the rule of law.
Efforts to speak with the Rules Committee Chairperson Fox Odoi were futile as he could not answer calls to his mobile phone.