Ruhindi asks court to dismiss Sejusa Shs1bn claim


Sejusa in court

The Attorney General (AG) Fredrick Ruhindi has asked the High Court in Kampala to dismiss with costs former intelligence chief Gen David Sejusa’s Shs1 billion-compensation claim.

The AG on Friday told court that the claim was filed out of the stipulated 90 days.

The dissident general sued government seeking orders to declare that he was constructively discharged from the UPDF following withdrawal of his salary and other entitlements as an army officer.

Senior State Attorney George Kalemeera who represented the AG told justice Margaret Oguli Oumo that Gen Sejusa should have filed his case by April 8, 2015 when the UPDF Promotions Board failed to communicate to him its decision whether to retire him.

According to Kalemeera, Sejusa should not have waited until almost six months later in November 2015 to file the petition when it was out of time and without even court’s permission.

Justice Oumo adjourned the case to May 10 when Gen Sejusa’s lawyers will respond to Ruhindi’s submissions.

Through his lawyers, Gen Sejusa who until 2013 fall out with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni 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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