Share more information with us – Kashambuzi tells Gen Sejusa

By Henry D Gombya

Gen David Sejusa: "I do not need to be accepted by anyone in opposition or not. Mine is a calling - a mission to free my people. Even if I was to remain alone, I will go on until it is done."
Gen David Sejusa: “I do not need to be accepted by anyone in opposition or not. Mine is a calling – a mission to free my people. Even if I was to remain alone, I will go on until it is done.”

Those who shift support from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and cross to the opposition, should clearly state why they chose to do so, what they did while serving under Museveni and provide audience to Ugandans to ask questions and seek clarification on various issues on peace, security and stability, corruption, sectarianism and cronyism, war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as Uganda’s involvement in regional conflicts and wars.

This is the view expressed by the Secretary General of the United Democratic Ugandans (UDU) Professor Eric Kashambuzi in a statement sent to The London Evening Post Saturday. He said the UDU believes in regime change in Uganda by peaceful means and is urging supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Uganda to desert “in droves” and join opposition against Museveni. “In this spirit, retired General David Sejusa (Tinyefunza) is welcome,” he said.

He went on to say: “Gen. Sejusa who served under Museveni for over 30 years and held senior positions in the military and security services as a close adviser to Museveni, commanding troops in various parts of Uganda and coordinating security activities in the country as well as serving as a Member of Parliament, has definitely influenced legislative and executive decision making. He should be individually and collectively held accountable for commissions and omissions during his term in office.”

Prof Kashambuzi who is a consultant with the United Nations in New York and an active Uganda political activist, said among other things, Ugandans want Gen Sejusa to tell them “what he knows about the alleged killing of Muslims in the western part of Uganda during the 1979 war of Liberation when Uganda was invaded from Tanzania; the killing of up to 700,000 residents of Luwero Triangle and the role the NRA played.” He added that the country would also like to know how Baganda senior officers in NRA lost their lives during and after the bush war, especially Dr Andrew Lutakome Kayiira who was murdered at the home of this writer in Kampala 27 years ago next month and would also like to know how land in Luwero was allocated after the guerrilla war and how the selection of land owners was done and by whom.

7 thoughts on “Share more information with us – Kashambuzi tells Gen Sejusa

  • February 23, 2014 at 3:33 am
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    There are some in the opposition who clearly feel that no one else should join the struggle to free Uganda, part from them. Some of them were actively involved in armed struggle against Dictator Museveni, but suddenly they are pretending to be pacifists.

    To these I say, you are not the only Ugandans who have the right to liberate Uganda. It is high time you realized that Uganda is for all of us. As for those who now say – only peaceful means must be used, I ask of you – is Museveni using peaceful means to retain his family-based life presidency? If he is not, how are your peaceful means (only) going to make him go? FUF will use any means permissible by the constitution of Uganda. the bottom line is – what does the constitution say, I invite our friends like Prof Kashambuzi to do some home work. Go and read the relevant article and let us know.

    The above said, FUF is clearly not interested in fighting and shouting against others I the Ugandan opposition. As General David Sejusa has pointed out, to do so would be to serve the cause of Museveni’s life presidency.

    Comment by Dr. Vincent Magombe, FUF Press Secretary

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    • February 23, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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      Magombe your rejoinder is disgracefull for a press secretary of a supposed legitimate opposition. The prof (and UDU and the rest of us mere mortals) have every right to question anyone who joins (us) in the struggle for real democracy in Uganda. In the same breath I’ll add that no one in this struggle has any right to pontificate from their respective exiles what direction we take in this struggle, least of all Sejusa.

      We know for a fact that M7 is about to relinquish the reigns of power, and by deduction, we also know that Sejusa knows this. As a former co-ordinator of intelligence services in Uganda, reporting ONLY to the president (who he never saw in years), with an un-restricted and un-audited budget, it would not be too much to ask of him to infiltrate the now 3 decade old opposition and take leadership positions there-in, would it? So the questions have and need to be asked.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 9:13 am
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    The general’s conviction in his (rash?) response is admirable, and though he failed to respond directly and completely to the prof’s queries, I’ll err on the strength of his recent experience in intelligence. He definitely knows something more about UDU that he is not letting on, but read between the lines I have.

    The only reservation I have is that the general should know, when he says that the M7 regime is about to end, that we too know and the signs have been clearer in the past fortnight. M7 has NEVER compromised the NRM constitution so blatantly as it seemed to be done in Kyankwanzi when the caucus “nominated” him for sole candidacy sole 2016. This is as clear a plot to wrong-foot the opposition and I expect Mbabazi to be the next president of the republic come 2016. The questions to the general here are:

    1. Will Sejusa abandon his calling should M7 leave office, aka is M7 leaving office the means to the end or the end itself?
    2. (a) Like the professor asked, will Sejusa take responsibility for his actions (including the mistakes he admits he made), or does he expect the rest of us to accept his said self administered remedial actions as adequate atonement and restitution?
    2. (b) In case he choses to take responsibility, when can we expect this to come forth (or is he currently engrossed in matters more important to have given this any thought)?
    2. (c) If he choses not to take responsibility, may be ask that he makes this clear so that the rest of us can drop the subject and not run the risk of being taged as “knowingly / unknowingly working for the enemy”?

    Finally, I honestly hope Sejusa can sober up and climb off his soapbox.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 11:23 am
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    Gen.Sajusa is a mass murderer,a killer and a looter. The atrocities committed by general Sejusa on the people of Uganda where he conducted his operations are an forgivable. Gen.Sejusa caused genocide in northern Uganda,killed many army officers and arrested many army officers some are still in jail up to now. 30 years of atrocities committed by Gen.Sejusa and the dictator Museveni makes them fully accountable for their own act.
    For those who support Gen.Sejusa to be part of the liberation movement to liberate our people,they much know that their act are treasonable, when a Democratic government is in place in Uganda. The Opportunist who thinks by taking in Gen.Sejusa will give them a fast track to leadership in Uganda must start thinking seriously since they are groups of people who are very well aware of the atrocities committed by Gen.Sejusa in Uganda. Gen.Sejusa should not be part of any liberation movements if Ugandan are serious of over throwing Museveni/NRM government from power.To my brother Eric Kadambuzi,you should know that Dr.Vincent Magombe is not different from Dr.David Matsanga Nyekorach and that should tell you the all story

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  • February 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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    Every country that struggles to become democratic, starts by understanding dictators and throwing them out of office. If Ugandans today are so naive to narrow the discussion about changing Uganda to a level of discussing it with Tinyefunza, honestly forget this country.

    I am so glad I immigrated out of Uganda

    EM
    Toronto

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  • March 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm
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    I am, not writing off Ssejjusa. No, not yet. However if he cannot answer tough questions while he is out of power, how can we expect him to tolerate close scrutiny if/when he gets to helm?

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  • March 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm
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    Am writing from Kigali-Rwanda to respond to the following exiles;
    Prof Kashambuza, Bebaba Ellis, Edward Mulindwa, and Edmond Lubega.
    Dear colleagues in diaspora, its unfortunate that you dont know what you what towards liberating Uganda. And this assures me that some of you need not to come back to Uganda.

    Your false accusations towards Gen. Sejjusa when you all of you know how army works in Uganda is regrettable. Allow me to help you as somebody who is Uganda that NRA/UPDF works under Command-in-Chief who is the President, Minister of Defense, Minister of Security or Army Commander. So non of the above was Gen. Sejjusa for your information. Actually Gen.Sejjusa was is not responsible for any of your claims because here in Uganda army works on Orders from superiors so Gen Sejjusa like any other UPDF officer even today had to work under Commander-in-Chief`s order.

    What could be the best way forward at this critical time? join hands, forces, energy, connections, Skills and Knowledge to cause a regime change.
    We are not interested in your critics now because it will not help you/us. Ugandans are tired of History of the past. We need future you people support Gen.Sejjusa because he knows where and when the one you`re Looking for. Piece of advice to Prof. Kashambuza, reasoning and knowledge on books, who is who, who did what will come later not now.
    I thank you.

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