Sunday, 31 January 2016

New York Times, NBStv reporting arrest of General Sejusa

The New York Times @nytimes  and NBS TV @nbstv in Kampala are reporting the arrest this morning of General Sejusa. No reason has been given for the arrest of the outspoken Ugandan lawyer, military officer and politician.

NBS TV have tweeted in the past hour "CONFIRMED: Renegade Gen. Sejusa arrested, taken to Makindye Military Barracks. Reason for arrest unclear: lawyer"

NBS tweet 

New York Times in an AP report, said " Dissident Ugandan General Arrested Ahead of Election"



NTV @ntvuganda has given a little more detail, reporting that Deputy CDF Lt Gen. Charles Angina effected the arrest of Gen. Sejusa this morning.



ChimpsReports website, that is very reliable when it comes to security news, is now reporting that Gen Sejusa will face General Court Martial on Tuesday.

"The army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, when contacted by Chimpreports said Sejusa would be paraded before the General Court Martial on Tuesday next week."

"He however declined to release any information pertaining the unprecedented arrest, saying that this would be premature."


Free Uganda releases statement

(Statement by Dr. Vincent Magombe, Secretary Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU - 31/01/2016)

Free Uganda Chairman, General David Sejusa has been arrested from his home in Naguru, a suburb of the Ugandan capital Kampala, which was earlier surrounded by special units of Uganda army, and is now being detained in Makindye Military Prison at the outskirts of the city.

Free Uganda is closely monitoring the situation and calls on Ugandans, and all Freedom Forces in the country, to await further announcements about these dangerous developments in Uganda


This is how Uganda's leading daily New Vision has covered the arrest.

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