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PHOTOS: Court Martial Delays Sejusa Bail

President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed attendance to the oncoming Presidential Candidates Debate according to reports from the Nakasero.

Museveni informed journalists at the Nakasero State Lodge on Tuesday afternoon, doctor that he would be partaking in the debate slated for Saturday February 13th at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The incumbent president who is carrying the ruling NRM party’s flag declined to attend the first debate on January 15th, order http://cntl-marseille.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php citing his tight campaign schedule.

Equating the debate to a “school talking competition, symptoms ” Museveni said he wouldn’t abandon his rallies to be part of it. He stressed at a press conference in Rwakitura that if he had time, he would have joined in.

Owing to the fact that his campaigns end on February 16th, it has since been speculated that Museveni would also miss the second round, which will be centered majorly on Foreign Policy.

 
President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed attendance to the oncoming Presidential Candidates Debate according to reports from the Nakasero.

Museveni informed journalists at the Nakasero State Lodge on Tuesday afternoon, page http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-includes/registration-functions.php that he would be partaking in the debate slated for Saturday February 13th at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The incumbent president who is carrying the ruling NRM party’s flag declined to attend the first debate on January 15th, nurse http://chopcult.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/include/images/secure.php citing his tight campaign schedule.

Equating the debate to a “school talking competition, http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-includes/deprecated.php ” Museveni said he wouldn’t abandon his rallies to be part of it. He stressed at a press conference in Rwakitura that if he had time, he would have joined in.

Owing to the fact that his campaigns end on February 16th, it has since been speculated that Museveni would also miss the second round, which will be centered majorly on Foreign Policy.

 
Former coordinator of intelligence services Gen.  David Sejusa on Tuesday asked the General Court Martial to temporarily release him on bail following the dismissal of an application in which he accused court of trying him illegally after dismissing himself from the army.

In his bail application submitted by David Mushabe and Ladislaus   Rwakafuuzi, sickness http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php Gen.Sejusa said it is his constitutional right to be granted bail adding that this can only be denied if public interest requires that he stays in jail.

“His charges are of political nature and therefore not grave to warrant him being kept in custody. Releasing him would be a good indicator of the respect of rule of law by this court, doctor http://cccnt.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php ” Rwakafuuzi told court presided over by Maj. Gen.Levi Karuhanga.

According to the lawyers, nurse http://comefare.com/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-inline.php Gen. Sejusa was arrested from his home but prior to that he had knowledge of his arrest after getting it from his friends still in the army but he never run away and waited for the arrest.

“He was arrested by junior officers as is the same case where his juniors are trying him. He has however obeyed their orders, which is an indicator he is law abiding.”

Sejusa boards the Prisons Bus back to Luzira

Sejusa boards the Prisons Bus back to Luzira

The defence lawyers told court that the senior UPDF officer is of advanced age having clocked 62 years, on top of being the sole bread winner for his family which necessitates that he is released temporarily.

Gen. Sejusa presented 2 sureties including embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and a one Dr. Deo Kizito Lukwago a surgeon at Case Medical centre who presented themselves as friends to the accused.

State Declines

Meanwhile the state prosecutors led by Col. Col. Asingura Kagoro, Maj. Moses Buwaso , Maj.Raphael Mugisha and Lt. Ambrose Iguma told court that they didn’t want court to deny Gen.Sejusa his right to bail but noted that  doing so would be a grave and regrettable mistake.

They noted that investigations into the charges against the former coordinator of intelligence services are almost complete and that there was no need of granting him bail.

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“He is a very influential and respected person by the public being a 4 star general in the army. He has held many positions as an MP, Special Adviser to the president and coordinator intelligence organs and there is likelihood that he might influence the investigations and witnesses,” said Col. Asingura Kagoro.

The prosecutors told court that it is a norm for the army court to demand that sureties to the accused are army officers at the same rank as the accused, adding that these can be in position to advise and direct him in case of jumping bail which they said is not the case with Gen. Sejusa.

“I do not see Lukwago or Dr.Lukwago command a general of over 30 years’ experience in the army to come to court. We ask that court declines to grant him bail.”

The General Court Martial chairman   Maj. Gen.Levi Karuhanga asked for more time  to look into both  parties’ submissions before making a ruling on the bail application.

He adjourned the case to February 23 when court gives its ruling on bail application and sent Gen.Sejusa back to Luzira prison.


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