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Government to reconcile with Sejusa - PM

Parliament-The government yesterday said it would pursue reconciliatory talks with Gen David Sejusa, aka Tinyefuza, to lure him back into its ranks.

Gen Sejusa fled the country in April 2013 after he alleged, in a letter, that there was a plot to eliminate top government officials opposed to the “Muhoozi project”.

Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander of the Special Forces Command, is son of President Museveni.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, during a weekly Question and Answer House session, told MPs that government will do what it takes to reconcile with Gen Sejusa like it has always done with those that have disagreed with it before.

He was responding to a question posed by the Mukono Municipality MP, Ms Betty Nambooze, who inquired to know what action government would take against Gen Sejusa who “deserted the army and went into exile”.

“Media houses were closed and the General lost his seat in Parliament. Government officials named crimes against him. Is government arraigning him before the Court Martial?” Ms Nambooze asked causing excitement in Parliament.

Dr Rugunda in his response said Uganda is a peaceful country and anybody is free to live in it harmoniously.

“I believe honourable Nambooze is happy just like many of us that Gen Sejusa is back. Government will do what it has always done to others like him which is to reconcile and ensure he settles peacefully into the country,” said Dr Rugunda.

“His case should be an indicator to anyone else living out of Uganda on pretext of insecurity that Uganda is our country and they are always welcome back home,” he added.

Gen Sejusa, in his first address to the media since his return from self-imposed exile at the weekend, said he is back to fight impunity and struggle to restore the rule of law.

“I left on April 31 under normal travel schedule. I arrived in Britain the following day only to learn that all my assistants had been arrested and that I was due for arrest. I went ahead to book a flight on British Airways to return on May 9, 2013 but the government deployed soldiers at Entebbe airport. So I thought it prudent not to come,” Gen Sejusa said.

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