Army: Sejusa mired Museveni in Kenya election violence


The Former Coordinator of Intelligence Services Gen. David Sejusa returned to the General Court Martial for hearing of his bail application this morning.

Dressed in sky blue shirt and Khaki trousers, a handcuffed Sejusa was driven to the Makindye based court aboard a prisons bus contrary to his previous court appearance when he showed up unhandcuffed in a sleek military van.

Sejusa was sent to Luzira prison on remand last week after he was charged with absconding from duty, prejudicial conduct and participating in partisan politics not in line with the UPDF act.

Sejusa’s lawyers however argue that their client was constructively discharged from the army thus a case pending in the high court. Should Sejusa win the case in high court, he would be a free man.

According to army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, the UPDF insists that Gen Sejusa, who is the first UPDF four star general to be tried in the military court should also explain why he accused President Museveni of getting involved in post-election violence in Kenya.

The 2007–08 Kenyan crisis erupted after incumbent President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of the presidential election held on December 27, 2007.

Supporters of Kibaki’s opponent, Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement, alleged electoral manipulation.

In addition to staging several nonviolent protests, opposition supporters went on a violent rampage killing Kikuyus.

Police shot hundreds of violent demonstrators, including a few in front of TV news cameras, causing more violence.

Kenya president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his deputy, William Ruto, were to later be tried at the International Criminal Court for crimes related to election violence.

While in exile in London, the arrested General claimed President Museveni was deeply involved in the 2007 Kenyan post-election violence that left thousands dead and many more displaced.


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