Sejusa Name Missing on Retirement List

Gen David Sejusa

President Yoweri Museveni has said he is thankful for the 70 years he has lived without a major bodily disorder.

This was entailed in a strong worded dossier he issued on Friday in which he rebuked a group of Ugandans that allegedly forged his own letter to the deceased Libyan President Col Muammar Gadaffi.

The forgers purported in the letter that the President was contacting his Libyan counterpart about among others his terminal ailment that necessitated that he consults some German medics.

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Museveni described the talk about his ill-health as fiction and termed the forgers of the letter as Abatemu, capsule Abanyaanda and Abazigu (Runyankore for criminals, ed opportunists and enemies).

He said on the contrary, dosage that he has had a perfectly good health though his life except for a few sporadic sicknesses.

“Fortunately, in the whole 70 years of my life, God has given me excellent health save for occasional malaria attacks, coughs or mild allergic reactions in the nose,” he said.

“Even today, there are hardly any physical exertions that I cannot undertake except squatting which I find a bit uncomfortable these days.”

Museveni revealed that with the help of his intelligence team, some of the forgers had been traced and apprehended and are currently being held by Police.

The president has previously explained some of the practices that have kept him healthy and in good shape, among them good diet and a strong distaste for alcohol.

He told youths at Kololo independence in February that he had managed to keep his body in shape because he doesn’t drink or smoke cigarettes.

“I have never in my life tasted Alcohol. I am now 70 years but if you want to bring chaos here, we’ll brawl.”

“My body is clean. I don’t smoke cigarettes. You find someone busy burning their lungs…setting your own lungs alight. I have also kept myself in shape because I don’t engage in sexual immorality, or spend money lavishly,” said.

Earlier in November, Museveni surprised the nation when he went for a public HIV/AIDs test in Kampala.

He took the test to encourage millions of untested Ugandans to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus.
President Museveni has refused to retire controversial former coordinator of intelligence organs, symptoms Gen David Sejusa, here Chimp Corps report.

On Friday, over 600 soldiers were retired at a colourful ceremony held at Land Forces Headquarters in Bombo.

Some of soldiers, whose retirement applications were accepted, had served for more than 30 years in Uganda’s armed forces.

In an interview with Chimpreports, 58 year-old Lt. Col Francis Kemigisha said back home he would focus on tilling the land as well as looking after his cattle having served the army for 36 years.

“I survived a bomb blast in 1980 in Kidepo while chasing away Sudanese fighters, which left me with an injury on the head.  I now look forward to returning to my home in Mbarara and looking after my animals as well as my banana plantation,” Lt. Col Kemigisha noted.

Interestingly, Sejusa’s name did not appear on the list of retired soldiers.

Sejusa early this year applied for his retirement from the army, saying he had played his part in contributing to the country’s stability.

He further accused the army of frustrating his retirement process.

Through his lawyers, Sejusa also threatened legal action against the army.

But UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said, “The UPDF, as an institution, cannot be pushed. It exercises its constitutional mandate of retiring soldiers at its wish. You don’t command it.”

He added: “It is not true at all that we said we would retire him. Retirement follows laid down procedures. Gen Sejusa has to be patient.”

Speaking at the ceremony in Bombo yesterday, Chief of Staff Land Forces in the UPDF, Brig. Leopold Kyanda asked the retired officers to be prepared for an even harsher world waiting ahead of them, adding that the army will always have their back.

“You are departing from the barracks and not from the UPDF family. Wherever you go we shall follow you because the things you do affect us directly. Be good ambassadors so that we only hear praises for the UPDF,” Kyanda urged.


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