Army Yet to Respond to Sejusa's Retirement Application Top story

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In the letter, Sejusa noted that he had served in the army for 38 years and needed to retire to concentrate on his personal life.

The army is yet to respond to the application of General David Sejusa, the former coordinator of military intelligence to retire from active military service. On December 31st 2014, General Sejusa applied to the army leadership seeking to retire on several grounds including prolonged service to the nation.
 
 In the letter, Sejusa noted that he had served in the army for 38 years and needed to retire to concentrate on his personal life.  The UPDF act requires the army leadership to respond within 90 days. The commission that handles retirements led by the Chief of Defense Forces can either accept or deny the application.
 
However, Sejusa's lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi says they have not heard from the army leadership despite their repeated requests for a response. Davis Mushabe, another counsel of Sejusa also told URN on Monday that he had not yet received any communication from the army yet only a few hours were remaining for the 90 days deadline to elapse.  
 

Mushabe said they would consider their course of action later today. When contacted, General Wamala said the UPDF still has time to respond and that the public should wait.  Captain Flavia Mulindwa, the spokesperson of Land Forces also told URN that the army has a retirement ceremony in Bombo this morning, but didn't specify whether Sejusa was on the list.
 
Sejusa, a former close ally to President and permanent member on the High Command, fell out with the state after he authored a document calling for investigations into a plot to bump off senior politicians and army officers opposed to plans by President Yoweri Museveni to have his son succeed him.

He later fled to London in self-imposed exile from where he formed a political party, The Freedom for Unity Front. He returned to the country in November last year after spending close to a year in exile. 

 

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Raymond Mujuni
Raymond Mujuni is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Mujuni has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Presently a Law student at Makerere University, Kampala, Mujuni started out as a freelancer for URN in 2012.

Mujuni is an investigative journalist, especially interested in Security, Science and Technology. An avid sports fan, Mujuni volunteers with the charity organisation 40 Days/40 Smiles.