The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has increased the visibility of its presence at the home of General David Sejusa in Naguru, on the outskirts of the city.
By press time it has was not possible to establish the exact reason for the increased visibility, but a source said the army had stepped up security ‘some time back’, with tents dotting the compound.
Sejusa, a former Chief Coordinator of Intelligence Services, fell out with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government of President Yoweri Museveni in 2013 after penning a dossier to Internal Security Organisation (ISO) boss Brig Ronnie Balya, in which he said there were plans to eliminate senior army officers and political figures including himself, the late Minister of Internal Affairs General Aronda Nyakairima and former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.
He also said there was a plan by President Yoweri Museveni to groom his son, then Brigadier Muhozi Kainerugaba, as successor to the presidency. Muhozi, the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC) is currently a Major General.
Gen Sejusa, a renegade officer who has insisted he wants to be retired from the army, then fled to exile in the UK, where he stayed for two years till his ‘negotiated’ return.
Sejusa’s woes with the Yoweri Museveni National Resistance Movement (NRM) government date back to the 1990s, when he controversially sought to leave the army, a demand he was denied.
Who is General Sejusa?
A lawyer by training, 62 year old General David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza graduated from Makerere University in 1980 and joined the police as a Cadet and later became an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1981. In the same year Sejusa joined the National Resistance Army, after a dramatic escape from pursuers in the Obote II regime who had linked him to the subversive activities of the rebel outfit, the NRA commanded by Yoweri Museveni.
Sejusa rose through the NRA ranks and on awarding ranks in 1987 he was made Brigadier, one of only three, the others being Brigadiers Matayo Kyaligonza aka Black Bomber and Tadeo Kanyankole.
Since then he served the NRA/UPDF in various command capacities, the most recent being the Coordinator of Intelligence Services, a post he held until he fell out with government in April 2013 and eventually fled to exile in the UK, where he formed an opposition group, the Freedom and Unity Front (FUF).
He returned from exile in December 2014 but has since been intermittently participating in politics, a position that is in contravention with the UPDF Act.