Court sets Ssejjusa free from UPDF ‘captivity’
The High Court has today ruled that Gen. David Ssejjusa is no longer a serving officer of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
Justice Margeret Oguli ruled that since all of Gen. Ssejjusa’s contemporaries in the high command have been retired, it was only fair that he gets discharged from the force.
Justice Oguli said: “Sejusa has served for so long in the police and army; all the people he served with in the high command are all retired and has not been any threat to security as a result of the same. The state refusing to retire him is a glaring act of discrimination against him, ” said Justice Oguli while making her verdict.
The judge also ruled that because the army took away his tools such as his guns, uniforms in addition to not paying him a salary has imposed on him a sense of captivity.
The court further decided that the army should pay Ssejjusa his salary arrears totalling Ushs750m immediately, short of which taxpayers will incur additional costs in terms of 20% interest.