Enyimba Arrives, Ready for CAF CL Clash with Vipers

Enyimba International at Entebbe airport

Free Uganda movement has revealed it will not take “any option off the table” to free its detained leader, sales Gen David Sejusa.

The maverick ex spymaster is on remand at Luzira Prison on charges of participating in partisan politics, sildenafil absence without leave and prejudicial conduct.

Free Uganda publicist Vincent Magombe told ChimpReports on Wednesday morning that, “It is not our intention at this time to publicize our intended course of action, but let it be known that all options are on the table.”

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Magombe said, “May it be known by Museveni that this action pledge by Free Uganda is not in isolation, nor is it exclusively limited to the emancipation from captivity of General David Sejusa. The Free Uganda pledge is in unison with the wider aspirations of all the People of Uganda to free themselves from decades-long servitude and repression.”

He further stated that “as General Sejusa needs his freedom, the entire population of Uganda seeks to be free to live a new life of freedom, peace and social justice – things that can’t happen in the absence of a democratic dispensation and the attendant good governance by those tasked to run the nation.”

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said Sejusa had been warned several times against breaking the law but never took heed.

“The Chief of Defence forces Gen Katumba Wamala warned Sejusa against making political statements when he was still a serving army officer but he did not take this seriously,” said Ankunda.

“So the law had to catch up with him.”

On his part, Magombe warned that General Sejusa is a “prisoner of conscience, and his spirit of defiance will fuel the struggle for the liberation of Uganda.”

He said the law was skewed to deny Sejusa bail during the military court hearing on Tuesday.

“That the General Court Martial could so blatantly skew the law in order to satisfy the politically motivated and self-fulfilling designs of one man is not only utterly illegal to the core,” said Magombe.


In his bail application submitted by lawyers David Mushabe and Ladislaus   Rwakafuuzi, Gen Sejusa said it was 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,” Rwakafuuzi told court presided over by Maj. Gen Levi Karuhanga.

Meanwhile the state prosecutors led by 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.

“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.

Maj Gen 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.
Nigeria league reigning champions, pharmacy Enyimba International FC arrived in the country on Tuesday midnight ready to take on their Ugandan counterparts Vipers SC in the first leg of preliminary Caf Champions league round.

“Touchdown Entebbe! We can’t wait,” the club posted on arrival at Entebbe.

Caf and Fifa rules state that the visiting team must be allowed at least one hour to train at the match venue within 48 hours to the match venue.

In this case the Nigerians are expected to feel the pitch on Thursday afternoon. For the hosts, they will train on Wednesday afternoon before entering residential camp at Kitende.

The second leg will be played in Nigeria at a yet to be confirmed venue in two weeks time where the aggregate winner will play the equivalent in the match between Lesotho’s Lioli fc and Vital O from Burundi in the next round.

Vipers are taking part in their first ever continental assignment after they pulled out in 2011 due to financial constraints. The Nigerians boost of two continental titles which they won in 2002 and 2004.


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