Gen Sejusa To Lose MP Seat

for sale geneva;”>Before flying to United Kingdom where he is suspected to be hiding, ailment Gen Sejusa wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, informing her of her absence from the House for three months starting April 30.

While the three months elapsed on June 30, Tinyefuza is yet to appear in the country.

Army spokesperson Paddy Ankunda also recently warned that Sejusa was teetering on the verge of desertion as he continues staying abroad without the permission of the Chief of Defence Forces.

Chimpreports has established that Sejusa will not only be declared a fugitive but also deprived of his chair in Parliament because a member who misses 15 sittings is kicked out.

According to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure that govern the conduct of legislators, “Except with the permission of the Speaker, a Member shall not absent himself or herself from fifteen or more sittings of the House during any period when the House is continuously meeting.”

Since June 30 (expiry date for Sejusa’s leave), Parliament has met thrice in accordance with sub-rule (4) which provides that the House shall sit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This implies that unless Parliament is suspended or sent on leave by Kadaga, the 15 sittings will end on August 9.

Hussein Kashillingi, a constitutional lawyer, tells Chimpreports: “Article 83 (1) (d) of the Uganda Constitution provides that a member of Parliament shall vacate his or her seat in Parliament if that person is absent from fifteen sittings of Parliament without permission in writing of the Speaker during any period when Parliament is continuously meeting and is unable to offer satisfactory explanation to the relevant Parliamentary Committee for his or her absence.”

The third Session of the 9th Parliament was opened with the State of the Nation Address delivered by the President on Thursday June 6, 2013.

The Address was delivered in accordance with Article 101(1) of the Constitution, which provides that “the President shall, at the beginning of each Session of Parliament, deliver to Parliament an address on the state of the nation.”


If Sejusa does give a satisfactory explanation for his absence, the clerk will declare Sejusa’s seat vacant after which the army will choose another official to occupy the General’s seat.

Sejusa has lately been a thorn in government’s flesh.

His letter calling for an investigation into claims that some army officers were targeted for assassination touched off a storm in the army and led to a temporary closure of media houses that published its contents.

Sejusa continues to leak letters to media houses, accusing the army of harassing soldiers perceived to be his loyalists.

He also claimed that Museveni was perpetuating a political monarchy in the country, a charge government vehemently denied.

The NRA war combatant is said to have sought British police protection in UK.

Upon return, military sources say, Sejusa faces charges of subversion, spreading harmful propaganda and treason.


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