Crime & Investigation

Museveni Could Appoint 4-Star General for Sejusa Trial

Gen David Sejusa

President Museveni, pharmacy who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, treatment is most likely to appoint a full military general to preside over the trial of detained ex spy chief Gen David Sejusa alias Tinyefuza.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda told ChimpReports on Sunday that Sejusa will appear in court on Tuesday to respond to undisclosed charges.

This followed his arrest from his residence in Naguru and subsequent detention at Makindye Military Barracks on Sunday.

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As the country prepares for the much-anticipated trial, viagra the current military court is chaired by Lt Gen Levi Karuhanga who is junior to Gen Sejusa.

Article 197 of the UPDF Act (2005) provides that there shall be a Defence Forces court martial led by an officer above the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, two senior officers, two junior officers, political commissar and non-commissioned officer.

An accused person who is a senior army officer is tried by a superior authority which is equal to or higher in rank than the accused.

In the case of a General, the quorum of the court martial must be chaired by a General or officer above that rank.

Even if Sejusa was to be tried only by four star military generals, Uganda has eight of them.

They are Yoweri Museveni, Salim Saleh, Elly Tumwiine, Katumba Wamala, David Sejusa, Kale Kayihura, Jeje Odongo and Moses Ali.

“There is no way Lt Gen Karuhanga can try a four star general like Sejusa,” said a highly placed source.

“Museveni is likely to choose among Generals Jeje Odongo, Moses Ali and Tumwiine to chair this specific session. The President can as well decide to promote Karuhanga to four star general,” the source, who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, added.


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