Judge warns Ruhindi on Sejusa case

Gen David Sejusa

Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo of the High Court in Kampala warned the state represented by the Attorney General (AG) against using what she described as delaying tactics to frustrate former Coordinator of Intelligence Services Gen. David Sejusa’s case.

Gen. Sejusa commonly known as Tinyefunza sued government seeking for orders to declare that he was constructively discharged from the army.

Gen Sejusa’s lawyers told court that the AG had failed to serve them in time as per the judge’s orders which stalled the hearing of the case which was scheduled for April 28.

Mr David Mushabe one of the lawyers representing Gen. Sejusa complained to court that lawyers representing the AG had served them with new evidence minutes before the court session making them unable to proceed.

According to Justice Oumo, it has become a habit of the State to delay the matter.

“I am not going to listen to this again,” barked the visibly irritated judge.

The judge also advised Gen Sejusa’s lawyers to reduce the preliminary objections so that court can proceed with the hearing of the case.

Gen. Sejusa petitioned court arguing that on December 3, 2014 he applied to be retired officially from the army and expected a reply within 90 days but he did not get any and the time limit under section 66 of the UPDF act expired.

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