Sejusa Returns to Court Martial for Bail Ruling Top story

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On February 9th 2016, Major General Levy Karuhanga, the Chairman of the General Court Martial, rejected Sejusas application following objections by the prosecution team.

General David Sejusa, the former Coordinator of Intelligence Services returns to the Army General Court Martial this morning for a ruling on his bail application. On February 9th 2016, Major General Levy Karuhanga, the Chairman of the General Court Martial, rejected Sejusa's application following objections by the prosecution team.
 
Prosecution objected to the sureties presented by the defense team. The sureties included Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor and Dr. Kizito Deo Lukyamuzi, a surgeon at Case Medical Centre. Colonel Kagoro Asingula, the leader of the prosecution team rejected the sureties, saying they needed someone at the same rank with Sejusa to stand surety for him.

Kagoro also objected to the bail application saying he could meddle in the ongoing investigations related to his trial, since those handling the investigation were once under his direct command. Sejusa applied for his bail on grounds of advanced age, being the sole bread winner for his family and his constitutional right to bail.

General Sejusa was picked up from his Naguru home on January 31st, 2016. He was arraigned before the UPDF General Court Martial on February 02 on charges of absconding from duty, conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline of the army, participating in political party activities and insubordination. 

General Sejusa is represented by David Mushabe and human rights lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.