Gen Sejusa calls on Ugandans to rise up against Museveni

By Henry D Gombya

Gen David Sejusa who has called on Ugandans to rise up against Museveni.
Gen David Sejusa who has called on Ugandans to rise up against Museveni.

Former Ugandan coordinator of military intelligence Gen David Sejusa has called upon the people of Uganda to rise up and oppose the dictatorship of President Yoweri Museveni. In a wide-ranging interview hosted by Dr Shaka Ssali, host of VOA’s Straight Talk Africa programme, Gen Sejusa warned Ugandans that not standing up to the dictatorial regime of President Museveni could have severe consequences for the whole country.

Gen Sejusa who is self-exiled in England, was speaking on the programme via satellite from the VOA studios in London. He accused Museveni of breaking the constitution of Uganda by ordering the country’s security forces to raid Uganda’s High Court. Reiterating his ambition for political office, Gen Sejusa said he has political ambitions and that he is in the process of making sure President Museveni is removed from power.

Gen Sejusa who became the most senior Ugandan army officer to flee the country since Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, did not have the time to explain how he was going to achieve this as he was cut short because of the very limited time VOA has over satellite news.

He told Shaka Ssali that since 1993 he had been trying to leave the army but was forced not to retire by his commander-in-chief. He accused Museveni of revisiting every aspect of bad behaviour that the National Resistance Movement had gone into the bush to fight against. He mentioned the return of ‘Panda Gali’, a system introduced by former President Milton Obote when families were gathered up and taken to police stations to be screened. Gen Sejusa also mentioned the rise in AIDS victims which the NRM had managed to bring down to 15 per cent but had now doubled up again; corruption that they had fought against had also returned making the country one of the most corrupt in the whole world.

The full interview by Gen Sejusa on Voice of America will be on this website in our Friday issue. Don’t miss it.

6 thoughts on “Gen Sejusa calls on Ugandans to rise up against Museveni

  • July 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm
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    While Gen Tinye’s commitment to taking Museveni down is commendable, it is doubtful whether the Gen. really understand the extent to which Museveni has damaged Uganda in the past 25 or so years. Taking him will obviously occur, but what type of system will be put in place…Anyone fighting to get rid of Museveni in the name of democracy and freedom of speech would be making the gravest mistake indeed, for those are the same pillars on which Museveni fought both Obote and Amin, but since then he has tripled the mistakes of those two departed gentlemen. Democracy in Uganda or for that matter Africa in general is no longer a marketable product. By making these statements by the way, I make myself clear, I am not opposed to Gen Tinye fighting Museveni, nor am I opposed to the establishment of democracy and freedom of speech in Uganda, but only concerned about how the three can be achieved..Any clear thoughts on this not just by Gen Tinye would be extremely appreciated.

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  • August 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm
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    it is really hurting to see a person who wasted his time in the bush fighting for Ara regimes and now being hunted for political reasons by general mus even, gen. sejusa we are behind you

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  • August 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm
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    I personally cannot buy this individual’s (Sejusa) drama. This man has been part of this bunch of self centered and disregarding misfits for like ever.
    This particular individual (sejusa) is well known for his characteristically violent arrogance for the many years he was in this government, he has in the past, participated in and directed mass atrocities against the people of Northern Uganda (Most notably the Barlonyo Massacre during the first major military operation (Operation North) under his direct command from 1990 to 1991 all in the name of fighting against the LRA rebels. Recently he has carried out campaigns of intimidation against leading opposition politicians as well as NRM (ruling party) propaganda media campaigns and the infamous “Black Mamba” military raid on the High court of Uganda.
    So people, we need to open our eyes and see. It so puzzles me to see the same individual, not only pretending to have been against all that he was part of, but even went ahead to declare his presidential ambitions, this gives me goose bumps. How can he be trusted with a bigger responsibility if he misused the little he had?
    I cannot, even for a single second buy this man’s drama

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    • August 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
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      If you are indeed a concerned Ugandan, the General has already explained during his interview with VOA’s Shaka Ssali that only one person has the authority to order an attack on the High Court; the Head of State. Go to the VOA Straight Talk archives. This interview is still there.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 11:53 am
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    I am one of a few who believed that in the past mr. Museveni’s NRM gov’t deserved a credit for such a tremendous change in the state’s development bt all this was washed away after learning to know that thd NRM gov’t is directly involved in human trafficking for organ trade. It is reportedly and comfirmed that Mr. Museveni turns a deaf ear on essues that press the poor ugandans. A mother to one of the victims whose kidney was plucked out as a result of human trafficking in india last year claims that she has totally lost trust in mr. Museveni’s ruling NRM gov’t after failling to come out and take action on one of the senior UPDF army official (lt.col. John Kundu Wangusi) 2nd in command Air Base entebbe and another indian country diplomat who forcefully took her son’s left kidney and later threatened to kill her son and the rest of the family. “We vote you in power to fight for our freedom and rights but not to build a selfish, self centered army” says the mother. U can clearly digest and see that mr. Museveni’s NRM government can not fight for the most volunarable but instead cover up for its bad personalities like lt.col. Kundu and the rest that practice dubious acts.

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  • October 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm
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    MUSEVENI’S NRM GOV’T AND TOP UPDF OFFICIALS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING….
    I was impressed when i read one of the articles in The LONDON EVENING POST where by gen. Sejusa was narrating all the irregularities in Museveni’s NRM Ruling gov’t. I for one never liked any one to talk bad about Mr. Museveni because of the extra ordinary change in the state’s development, talk about the freedom to express ourselves and the rest. But i was suprised after making a research which made me come to a conclusion that Mr. Museveni’s ruling NRM Gov’t, top officials in UPDF with help of fake investors practice and support Human Trafficking. So many youths have fallen victims and one of the live examples is the on going case filed under (CRB NO.255 OF 2013, CRIMINAL CASE A-21 OF 2013) where by one Lt.Col. John Kundu Wangusi attached to Air Force Entebbe connived with an Indian professor who holds a diplomatic passport lied and flew out one young man to india where his left kidney was forcefully extracted. There is also evidence thau all this inhuman act was supportee and financially sponsored by Museveni’s gov’t under UPDF. They say that any leader without an atom of humanity is like a hungry lion that feeds on flesh in its proximity.

    But i also MUST say that president Museveni lacks that atom of humanity since he has failled to come out halt and punish this lt.col. Kundu for his act. Lt.col. Kundu is comfortably still serving as the second in command at Air Base Entebbe. I take this opportunity to thank the press for having come out to cover and publish stories about this matter and on a daily basis for a period of 2 months . But Mr. Museveni and his aides seem to skip such stories in both news papers and televised news. He is known for responding to only those that criticise irregularities in his gov’t. I got a chance to have a chat with the victim’s family and they informed me that they have drafted so many reports about the same matter addressed to the president with same copies supplied to the Speaker of Uganda parliament and Prime Minister but they all seem to be not bothered by this virus that is silently eating up the youths who are the leaders of tomorrow. It is reportedly that the same victim was kidnapped after sometime by 3 soldier who claimed were from Museveni’s state house Entebbe and threatened to kill this boy and the rest of his family if he does not withdraw the charges, the mother to the victim also states in some of her statements how lt.col. Kundu on several occasions treatened to kill her.

    All this saga was televised on all the national televisions in the news but still to my suprise mr. Museveni, his aides and all the gov’t ministries concerned just turned a deaf ear since they are not independent and only have to take orders from above (Museveni) as Gen. Sejusa said that he is the final man hence never wanted to punish their colleague and expose the gov’t. It is also reportedly that of recent Mr. Museveni came out and vowed NOT to favour of cover up for any UPDF soldier who breaks any law. He is also known for making remarks such as ” i spent years in the bush to fight for good governance, freedom and the rights of the most vulnerables” but if you can all digest and see this. Is it really good governance? , a question to president Museveni and his NRM Ruling gov’t. All i know is that the less previllaged and the youths in Uganda make upto 75’/, of the vote that put mr. Museveni’s NRM in power but then he does not fight for their freedom and rights hence they have no contacts to access higher offices apart from the corrupted Uganda police. I concludd by advising and reminding president Museveni that gen.Sejusa is not what he promised in his 2011 NRM Manifesto as he was campaigning and so he shouldn’t be his greatert worry unless otherwise. But he MUST fight for the rights and freedom of the MOST VULNERABLE Ugandan citizens who entrust him in such a big office. I thank The London Evening Post for designing such platforms where we speak point plank. Thank you.

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