Gen. Sejusa Arrested at Lukwago's Home

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Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of Sejusa. According to Onyango, they picked up Sejusa for trying to visit Lukwago in breach of an order banning any activities under the defiance campaign.

General David Sejusa, the former Coordinator of Intelligence services is in trouble for allegedly disobeying lawful orders. Sejusa was picked up this afternoon from the home of City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago in Wakaliga, Kampala where he had gone to attend his birthday celebrations.

 
Lukwago is one of the opposition leaders under police captivity for their involvement in the defiance campaign to protest the outcomes of the February 18th polls. In a telephone interview with URN, Lukwago, says Gen. Sejusa was picked up by Police outside his gate on his way to attend his 46th birthday celebrations.
 
 
He says immediately police arrested Gen. Sejusa, they called for reinforcement before whisking him off to undisclosed location. Lukwago says earlier in the days security harassed a number of his visitors led by Betty Nambooze, the Mukono municipality Member of Parliament who had come to deliver their birthday presents, despite the fact that they were later let through.

 
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of Sejusa. According to Onyango, they picked up Sejusa for trying to visit Lukwago in breach of an order banning any activities under the defiance campaign.

 
He says Sejusa face charges of disobeying lawful orders. Earlier on, police picked up Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party presidential candidate, when he made a surprise appearance downtown Kampala. He is currently being held at Nagalama police station in Mukono district. 
 
 
 

 

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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.