Details emerging indicate that renegade Ugandan General David Sejusa, the embattled Coordinator of Intelligence services could have been in office illegally since his contract expired in 2008.
A leaked letter sent to the parliamentary committee on Rules, privileges and Discipline, indicates that General Sejusa was appointed Coordinator Intelligence services for 24 months with effect from 24th October 2005.
According to the letter, General Sejusa was appointed on a local contract as Senior Presidential Adviser to coordinate the work of ISO and ESO in Intelligence Gathering and Analysis.
This means that General Sejusa’s contract as Coordinator Intelligence Services expired in 2008 and there is no evidence showing it was renewed.
General Sejusa fled the country early this year after he authored a letter calling for investigations into a plot to bump off senior army officers and politicians opposed to attempts by President Yoweri Museveni to have his son Kainerugaba Muhoozi, the commandant of Specials Forces Group succeed him when he retires.
On June 19th 2013 security minister Muruli Mukasa wrote to Brigadier Samuel Wasswa, the assistant to Sejusa to freeze the activities of the office coordinator intelligence services since the monthly facilitation to the office had been frozen.
Muruli also directed Brigadier Wasswa to prepare the personnel under him to go back to their respective units and a hand over report. While appearing before the Rules Committee last week, Muruli Mukasa insisted that General Sejusa was still serving as the coordinator of Intelligence services.
It came after MPs tasked the minister to explain the position of Sejusa in the office of coordinator intelligence services.
Wilfred Niwagaba, the Ndorwa East MP noted that the only document furnished to the committee about Ssejusa was his initial appointment by the public service commission adding that, the committee has no any other document showing that his contract was renewed or extended. He said this shows how the appointing authority treats constitutionalism and rule of law generally.
Niwagaba argued that despite being a serving military officer General Sejusa was appointed to a public office under instructions of the appointing authority and also elected member of public, which placed him under the Executive and legislative arms of government. The MP says he finds the development strange and pledged to implore the committeeto make specific investigations.
Niwagaba argued that according to what the committee has gathered General Sejusa was no longer a coordinator of Security services unless government provides proof showing that his contract was renewed.
Efforts to speak with the Rules Committee Chairperson Fox Odoi proved futile as he could not answer his phone.