General David Sejusa has been denied bail by the Military Court today, and sent back to Luzira Maximum Security Prison.
Sejusa, who had asked for bail through his lawyers led by Mr Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi on grounds of advanced age, was denied bail by the court chaired by Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, who said the renegade General was likely to tamper with the justice process.
In the previous hearing Sejusa had informed court that he could not handle the harsh prison life and that he was the only breadwinner for his family. He also said that he had no criminal record but court did not grant him bail.
And today Maj Gen Karuhanga denied Gen Sejusa bail on grounds that he would interfere with investigations given the fact that he is a high ranking officer. He also added that he (Sejusa) is required to present an officer at the rank of General of the UPDF to stand as his surety.
He then set March 11 as the date on which Gen. Sejusa’s bail application will be heard.
The state alleges that that Gen Sejusa breached the law as a serving UPDF officer when he attended Democratic Party activities at the party headquarters and other political rallies against the warning of the Chief of Defence Forces. The law bars army officers from participating in politics.