By Henry D Gombya
Ugandans in London are waking up this morning to hear news that Gen David Sejusa has at long last returned to Kampala as many of them have suspected all along. News of his return has caught many by surprise, especially those that have been working closely with him in his Free Uganda movement that he founded soon after arriving here nearly two years ago.
I first heard about his return while I was doing my Sunday newspaper reviews at Arise TV news studios in Piccadilly, London. The message I got was that Gen Sejusa had arrived at Entebbe Airport aboard a British Airways flight that landed around 3am Uganda time (midnight here in London). First reaction from Ugandans who have spoken to The London Evening Post so far is that of utter shock. Many said: “We told you so.” Others say they knew all the time that he would not stay long here and would return to what they called ‘his master’.
Gen Sejusa was coordinator of military intelligence at the time he fled the country on April 30, last year after he published an article in the Daily Monitor claiming there were attempts to arrest and murder army officers opposed to alleged plans by President Yoweri Museveni to have his son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba take over as the country’s leader when he finally steps down. There have been numerous rumours that the general has been in touch with the Ugandan leadership all the time he has been in exile.