Sejusa on Museveni role in Sierra Leone civil war, Kenya election violence

Imprisoned former coordinator of intelligence services Gen David Sejusa says President Museveni was fully involved in Kenya election violence.

While speaking in UK during his exile, Sejusa said he had reformed and resolved to expose his boss.

Sejusa rushed to UK in 2013 after authoring a document indicating that Museveni was planning to groom his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the next president.

The Muhoozi Project, according to Sejusa, would see army generals and top government officials assassinated to ensure the president’s son takes power.

Talking to press in London, Sejusa said his commander-in-chief was involved secretly in Sierra Leone events.

The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead.

In January 1999, world leaders intervened diplomatically to promote negotiations between the RUF and the government. The Lome Peace Accord, signed on 27 March 1999, was the result. Lome gave Foday Sankoh, the commander of the RUF, the vice presidency and control of Sierra Leone’s diamond mines in return for a cessation of the fighting and the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to monitor the disarmament process.

According to Sejusa, Museveni secretly took part in this civil war.

The general further revealed that Museveni was directly involved in 2007-2008 Kenya post election violence.

The violence erupted after supporters of former Prime Minister Rails Odinga accused then president Mwai Kibaki of rigging elections.

Museveni was among the first presidents to congratulate Kibaki upon his victory.

Army spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says Sejusa has to answer for all these allegations.

The general was yesterday denied bail by the Makindye army court and sent back to Luzira prison until after elections.

Martha Leah Nangalama

Moncton, Canada


The writer follows Ugandan politics diligently.  I have friends who read history and helped me with this story.  All the opinions expressed must be blamed on me and no one else.

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