General Sejusa Goes to Constitutional Court

Gen David Sejusa

Army side, ed Simba FC has picked a valuable point away at Bugembe stadium after holding their hosts’ to a barren draw. The coach Morley Bwekwaso’s side move to 15 points just ones below  relegation zone.

First half action
Sadolin took the game to their hosts in the opening five minutes with two attempts from Oryek and Saaf denied by Sebuliba’s heroics. The hosts kept looking for an early lead forcing Simba defense to their own third.

The efforts nearly matured after 13 minutes when Ogik set a good through ball to Oryek but Brian Ochwo pulled a stunning timely tackle from behind leaving the hosts shouting for a penalty.

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Two minutes later, the visitors were forced to make substitution for Joseph Kisambira who pulled his muscle while executing a challenge. Veteran defender Sekkitoleko replaced him taking over the armband.

Both sides resorted to long balls from their halves to avoid any danger towards the break.

Simba came from the break a better team with the first real opportunity presenting just three minutes into the period.

Sebuliba cleared a long diagonal ball to Godfrey Wakaza who eventually reduced the length then drilled in a low cross that eluded Ggale by an inch before Muwanga stretched beyond his line to sweep off before Ivan Wara arrived.

Sadolin travel to Namboleon Tuesday to play The Saints Fc while Simba rest for a fortnight.

Sadolin: Mathias Muwanga, Dan Ekoyu, Ronald Lukungu, Ibrahim Sajjabi, Moses Kibirige,Eddie Segane, Allan Oryek (58′ Jack Kibirigee), Nasser Muzamir, Norman Ogik(68′ Victor Emenayo), Basani Saaf, Serwada Nazil.

Simba: Joseph Sebuliba, Aggrey Kirya, Isa Mubiru, Joseph Othieno, Julius Kisambira(25′ Denis sekitoleko), Moses Ggale, Rogers Aloro, Ivan Wava, Godfrey Wakaza(65′ Charles Demands), Alex Witaba, Brian Ochwo(74′ Ezekiel Katende).

A few days after the General Court Martial quashed former head of military intelligence General David Sejusa’s bail application with one of the main issues being lack of substantial sureties, approved he has vowed to file an application to the Constitutional Court seeking an interpretation on the meaning of a substantial surety.

Sejusa who appeared yesterday before the Makindye army court for the hearing of the case of insubordination and being AWOL; through his lawyers David Mushabe and Kenneth Munungu vowed not to sit back but fight for his rights.

Mushabe informed court that he received instructions from his client to file a petition to the Constitutional Court against the judgment of the Court Martial on the matter.

He thus asked court for a three weeks adjournment to prepare for this petition.

The court last month denied Gen Sejusa bail on grounds that he presented two civilian sureties, diagnosis Dr Deo Kizito Lukyamuzi and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. These according to the Court Chairman Levi Karuhanga, sildenafil cannot exercise the duties of a surety on a General.

“We want the constitutional court to rule on whether my client can be tried by this court since he ceased to be a serving army officer. Secondly we need court to interpret the meaning of ‘substantial sureties’ because this court denied the accused bail based on the substantiality of jobs and ranks in the army,” said Counsel Mushabe.

Mushabe added that in case the Constitutional Court agrees to the interpretation that a ‘substantial surety’ is a soldier or somebody above the rank of the accused; they would have no objection to this court’s ruling where it denied Gen Sejusa.

However, the state prosecution led by Colonel Kagoro Asingura asked court to dismiss the defense’s request for a three weeks adjournment to prepare for their petition.

“We can’t stop defense from going on with their process of seeking constitutional interpretation from constitutional court but since there is no order or showing reference of the alleged petition, that can’t stop court from hearing this case because court can’t be bogged out on speculations,”  submitted Kagoro

In his ruling, the court martial chairman Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga said that the jurisdiction issue was resolved and it was proved that the court martial has powers to try the accused.

On the issue of seeking constitutional interpretation, Karuhanga said that court has no powers to stop fulfilling the orders of their client, but added that his court would not grant them three weeks leave since there was no court order stopping this trial.


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