By Henry D Gombya, Editor – The London Evening Post
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni “ordered the killing” of Dr Lutakome Andrew Kayiira, a former Energy Minister in the Museveni Government who was killed during an attack on the house of this writer in Gaba outside Kampala in March 1987. The Ugandan leader was also behind the killing of a former commander of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Maj Gen James Kazini after falsely accusing him of sending money to rebels of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in Southern Sudan.
These shocking revelations were made today (Sunday) by Gen David ‘Tinye’ Sejusa in a letter to his Kampala lawyer Joseph Luzige when countering accusations that a relative of his had left Uganda recently with US$8million to bring to the General in England where he has been since he left Uganda nearly four months ago. Gen Sejusa said that this was not the first time that his former boss had used such accusations to lay the ground for harassing, disorganising and harming family members of those opposed to him. “The people of Uganda will get to know the game plan of Museveni and his gang,” Gen Sejusa said. “They will know that this is a trick long played by Museveni to get to his political opponents, their families and businesses.”
He revealed that after accusing Gen Kazini of sending money to elements of the SPLA, Museveni “ordered his execution by procuring the services of a 6ft 6in man to murder Kazini”. He went on to say: “Forget that trash of [Lydia] Draru. In case of Kazini, again some forex bureau, originally said to belong to Gen Kazini, but [which] actually belonged to a known relative of Museveni, was later to be used to pass the money for the payment of the executioners of Kazini, to the accounts of the assassins.”
In a story that appeared in the Kampala-based Monitor newspaper, a Kampala Forex Bureau was closed after allegedly handing over $8million to a woman said to be a relative of Gen Sejusa who in turn is said to have brought the cash to London. The paper also claimed that the unnamed woman had passed through stringent security measures at Heathrow Airport in London, handed the money to Gen Sejusa, took a flight home and has not been arrested since for any offence. The Forex Bureau was named as Pakasa Forex Bureau in Bugolobi on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala.
Before the story of the money being brought to London to Gen Sejusa broke, The London Evening Post had met the General in London and during our meeting with him he had denied reports linking him to owning a property in London. During our discussion he said unlike others in the Museveni regime, no one can accuse him of being corrupt and that he had not made any money at all from illegal businesses and denied owning any property anywhere. Told by The London Evening Post that it had been alleged he owns a property in Chiswick in West London, he said these were some of the many rumours linking him to property in Europe and the United States. He denied he owned any property in those countries. He said in London he was living on the kindness of friends and sympathisers. The London Evening Post actually paid for the drinks during the meeting.