Harsh exile life forced Sejusa back home, says Gen Katumba

Mbarara. The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Katumba Wamala, has said he had previously aised Gen David Sejusa to return home because he would not cope with the harsh life in exile at his aanced age.
“He went by himself and came back by himself. My aice to him when he fled was to come back because at 50, you cannot manage life in exile. It is not a bed of roses. I am happy he is back, he is not out to do odd jobs, he could not manage,” Gen Wamala said.
Gen Wamala was on Friday responding to journalists’ questions in Mbarara who asked him to comment on Gen Sejusa’s return. He was at Kakyeka Stadium presiding over the closing of the 8th edition of the UPDF Commanders Cup Tournament, which had been going on for a week. Fourteen teams participated in the tournament and General Headquarters were the winners.
Gen Sejusa fled to UK in April last year after writing a letter to the Director General of Internal Security Organisation, Brig Ronnie Balya asking him to investigate information of an alleged plot to assassinate senior government officials opposed to a perceived scheme by President Museveni’s son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba to succeed his father as president.
Gen Sejusa, in late 50s, returned to the country on December 14 after 20 months in exile in London where he declared he would fight to remove President Museveni’s government which he described as a dictatorship.
Asked about the fate of the M23 DR Congo rebels who are protesting their repatriation to their home country Gen Katumba insisted they must go back or the international community takes care of them.
Gen Wamala said those who ran away from Bihanga Barracks in Ibanda District on December 16 fearing the repatriation later returned to the garrison.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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