Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: Sejusa Arrives At Court Martial Amid Tight Security

Opposition candidates who persist to spread defiance messages and cause havoc will individually face the law after the elections, ed here government has warned.

Government accuses the FDC party of recruiting and training militias in addition to defying police orders during campaigns under Kizza Besigye’s ‘defiance agenda’.

The said groups are code named Power Ten (P10) in addition to Platform form to Rescue Uganda and Benghazi Pressure group.

In a statement read by the NRM spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo on Monday, he disclosed that the opposition is planning post election violence starting by erecting road blocks on major highways.

“Defiance is evident in FDC candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye’s tone as well as Members of Parliament allied to him. This raises great concern.”

The NRM spokesperson cited the DPC of Mpigi who was recently assaulted by FDC supporters while he attempted to re-route the crowds.

“Our intel reveals that the opposition plans to paralyze economic activities along Busia road, Malaba Road and Masaka Road. In addition, the same elements want to attack and burn down Electoral Commission offices if they don’t declare their candidates as winners.”

Opondo further alleged that these groups intend to infiltrate police stations perceived as vulnerable and attack police officers as well as crime preventers.

Still making reference to intelligence gathered, Opondo explained; “Soon after the election results have been declared not in their favor, they (groups) have planned to mobilize and pour youths on roads
on February 19 to demand immediate employment from government.”

This, he said is meant to spark off violent protests beginning with Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and major urban centers.

The media too was partly blamed for aiding the opposition by accommodating and promoting negative propaganda that is against President Museveni, senior government and security officers.

“Part of this is already evident in sections of the media deliberately distorting or quoting out of context public statements issued by government officials with view to cast them in negative light and distort public trust,” the statement read.
Dozens of people have arrived at Makindye General Court Martial for the hearing of cases against controversial UPDF General David Sejusa.

These include the detained army officer’s relatives, approved friends, viagra 100mg supporters and media.

Security remains tight as one of the country’s once most-feared general faces court on a range of undisclosed charges.


It is widely held that Sejusa will be charged with conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline and spreading malicious propaganda.

Before his arrest at his home in Naguru on Sunday, Sejusa had told the media how he was mobilising people across the country to topple President Museveni in a mass revolt.


“Museveni can never accept reforms. It’s a waste of time because dictatorships are never reformed; they are dismantled,” said Sejusa.

“How you wage a struggle – political or otherwise, is informed by the type of threat you face. If you are facing a political struggle, you organise politically,” added the former intelligence organs coordinator.

“If you are facing a dictatorship, you organise a resistance.”

At the court, Chimp Corps say ousted Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago and Sejusa’s lawyers led by David Mushabe and Michael Mabikke have already arrived.


Sejusa in 2013 fled to exile after leaking his own intelligence dossier seeking an investigation into reports that army officers and government officials opposed to Museveni’s succession plans were targeted for assassination.

Government dismissed Sejusa’s concerns as “alarmist.”

Military police checking journalists and members of the public at Makindye General court Martial on Tuesday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Military police checking journalists and members of the public at Makindye General court Martial on Tuesday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

He told NBS in an exclusive interview that a people’s uprising would remove Museveni from power.

“People will rise up and demand for their rights. And they have already started…the people can go to that State House despite Mr Museveni having those guns. Those guns will do nothing. Nothing. Nothing,” said Sejusa as he shook his head vigorously.

Intelligence sources say the remarks angered the military leadership.


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