“Stress-free” former coordinator of intelligence services in the UPDF, Gen David Sejusa, says the late Brig Noble Mayombo’s family did not get his postmortem report as President Yoweri Museveni said.
Sejusa made the revelation while speaking to The Observer in an interview.
Mayombo died at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007 after being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at Kololo Hospital.
While campaigning in Fort Portal, presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, rallied the late’s family to task government to produce Mayombo’s postmortem report.
Responding to the matter, President Museveni said a post-mortem report which indicated Mayombo died of natural causes was given to his family.
However, Sejusa says Museveni’s claim that the family got a copy of the post-mortem report was denied by [Okwir] Rabwoni, Mayombo’s brother.
“Their father died a very bitter man. Mayombo’s wife is living in exile in Austria. The bitter question is, ‘who should be the suspect?’” Sejusa wondered.
“If somebody is the head of a homestead and his wife mysteriously dies or vice versa, the first suspect is the spouse. Police would bring sniffer dogs to search the house, including the bed of the spouse.”
Sejusa said once a revolutionary member dies mysteriously, possibilities are high to suspect one of the revolutionary members in the matter.
Sejusa says his brother was strangled
Sejusa cited similar queer circumstances involving the death of his brother, Dan Mutungi in 2013.
Mutungi, according to a post-mortem examination, died due to drowning.
“Tell me, ‘how did my brother die?’ He was mercilessly strangled,” Sejusa told Observer.
“His body, which was six feet, was thrown in a three feet dam. How can a man of six feet die from a three-foot dam and a post-mortem shows no water in the stomach?”
Sejusa says he even told Museveni at State House, Entebbe, that his brother was murdered.
“He [Museveni] asked me whether the police know about it,” he narrated saying a government officer [unnamed] told “a particular newspaper not to publish the details of this discussion”.
“If such people can kill innocent people, then to them arresting is a lesser evil.”
Arrest of his aides
Sejusa says his former aides have been in jail since May 2013 with no credible evidence [being produced] to pin them.
He says they were arrested by Brig Kainerugaba Muhoozi’s SFC [Special Forces Command] and Gen Kale Kayihura’s groups.
“The cases maliciously framed against them are bail-able but they were denied bail.”
He said the evidence fabricated against them and the court martial ruling was biased.
“Let the court martial and Mr Museveni convict them with their so-called “evidence beyond reasonable doubt” and sentence them to death if they so wish.”
2016 elections already rigged
Sejusa also claims that Museveni “has already rigged the elections and the election process”.
“He used the state to further the interests of his NRM political party. Museveni controls the Electoral Commission, Bank of Uganda and Parliament, which passes laws in his favour.”
He cited a case where Dr Badru Kiggundu tried to block the nomination of Erias Lukwago for the position of Kampala Lord Mayor because he was waiting for the Minister in charge of KCCA, Frank Tumwebaze, to bring a law to bar Lukwago.
He said state machinery including Resident District Commissioners had been deployed to disrupt the likes of Amama Mbabazi’s rallies.
He called on opposition politicians to boycott or disrupt the elections saying taking part in this election would be betraying Ugandans.
“Every after a fraudulent election, we fight. After 1996 and 2011 elections, we fought. [Col Anthony] Kyakabale and [Col Samson] Mande were fighting government.”
“The 2006 elections, which I still insist were rigged, were followed by walk-to-work and police was militarised and a lot of money was wasted for nothing.”
He says elections are supposed to bring qualitative change and better government.
“I told them [opposition] that participating in the 2016 is just job-seeking. But I also told them that even if you boycott these elections, a dictator will parade some briefcase political parties to legitimatise a fictitious 99 per cent victory.”