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Museveni directs army to retire Gen Sejusa

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Museveni directs army to retire Gen Sejusa

President Museveni has Saturday afternoon instructed the army to start a process through which Gen David Sejua can be retired from the UPDF. 

In a meeting attended by Gen Sejusa in Entebbe on Saturday the President said Gen Sejusa in liaison with the Chief of Defence Forces, i have seen a lot in the papers. I want to use this chance to sort out facts for public.”

“I had seen in papers that he has been bribed, he was given money..that is not true. We actually wanted to give him air ticket but he said no.”

The President also noted that he had not directed anyone to arrest Gen Sejusa: “Because I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t want him to come and be arrested at the airport. That is why I sent Brig Ronnie Balya, the director on Internal Security Organisation to go there and wait for him.”

Gen Sejusa secretly returned to the country after about 20 months in exile in the United Kingdom.

The general fled the country after authoring a letter directing Brig Balya to investigate allegations that there was a plot to assassinate key government officials opposed to the “Muhoozi project.”

The “Muhoozi project” is a perceived scheme by President Museveni to groom his son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over the presidency.

The President also said what has been happening [around Gen Sejusa] has been due to a lack of coordination since he [President Museveni] had handle the matter with secrecy.

He said after learning that Gen Sejusa wanted to come back he sent three people, who he did not not name, to see how the matter would be handled.

“When I learnt that he wants to come back. I sent three young people, two of whom are here to contact him,” he said.

Gen Sejusa has Saturday evening returned to his residence in Naguru.


Full statement

I had not commented on the return of Gen Tinyefunza [Gen Sejusa. I have seen a lot in the papers. I want to use this chance to sort out facts for public.

Gen Tinyefunza has been in London but at some stage I came to learn that he wanted to come back.

When I learnt that he wants to come back, I sent three young people two of whom are here to contact him.

I have seen in papers that he has been bribed; he was given money…that is not true. We actually wanted to give him air ticket but he said “No.

To sort out all the confusion arising out of his stay in London, he agreed to come back at his own cost.

That he is a rich man; I don’t know where he got money from. It’s true we wanted to support him but he declined.

I don’t think even Brig Nalweiso who was facilitating travel knew. I didn’t tell her. Because I was handling this myself, I was not involving anybody else except these young people.

I didn’t tell anybody, I didn’t want him to come and be arrested at the airport. On the day he was coming, I had travelled to Abu Dhabi.

I didn’t tell anybody, I didn’t want him to be harassed. That is why I sent Intelligence chief Brig Brig Ronnie Balya to go there and wait for him.

He came and went to the village. What has been happening has been a lack of coordination partly because of the secrecy of how I handled it.

President Museveni

Gen Tinyefunza [Sejusa] on his part said Brig Balya caused confusion as people claim he was received officially.


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