Sejusa's Retirement Application Under Consideration, Says Army Chief

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After the Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala filed his defense, court will hear Gen. David Sejusas retirement application on 17th December.

The Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala tells court that the army is still considering Gen. David Sejusa's application for retirement.

Wamala admits that Gen. Sejusa applied to be retired from the army in 2015, but the Commission's Board of the Uganda People's Defense Forces is still evaluating his application.
This is contained in a written response to Sejusa's case, now before court in which he wants court to compel the army to retire him.

Gen. Wamala further in his reply, adds that at an appropriate time, the military will furnish Gen. Sejusa with the outcome of his request.

About a week ago, the former spy chief dragged UPDF Commissions/promotions board and the Attorney General to court for allegedly refusing to retire him from the forces, despite his formal request.

Further in Katumba's response, he asks court to dismiss Sejusa's case with costs.
Core to the Sejusa's case is that he wants court to declare that he ceased to be a UPDF officer on 8th April, 2015 when he applied to retire.
  
Sejusa in the suit said the refusal to pay him salary, withdrawal of uniforms, housing and transport allowances and guns among others, amount to ‘constructive discharge' from UPDF and that he should be handed a discharge certificate. 

Sejusa also claims many of his comrades have been retired including Gen. Yoweri Museveni, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, Maj Gen Benon Biraaro, among others but he remains conscripted in the army.

Sejusa also says some top army officers have frustrated his efforts to retire from the army despite a directive from President Yoweri Museveni, also the commander in chief of the armed forces. 

With filing of this response, the deputy registrar of the court, Festo Nsenga will hear the case on 17th December.