Court Throws Out Sejusa’s Injunction Application

High Court in Kampala this morning threw out an application by former spymaster Gen David Sejusa in which he sought to block the UPDF army from arresting or redeploying him.

Sejusa wanted court to temporarily stop the UPDF from deploying or arresting him on grounds that he is no longer a serving army officer, pharmacy until his main suit is heard and determined.

The Acting deputy registrar of the court, Festo Nsenga in his ruling argued that the current status quo of Sejusa which his lawyers were seeking to preserve is unknown.

Nsenga added that he could not tell whether Sejusa is still a serving army officer or a civilian, and that this confusion is better left for the trial judge to hear and determine.

“I am therefore unable at this stage to state whether or not the applicant is still a serving army officer and reserve the issue for the learned trial judge,” ruled registrar Nsenga.

Sejusa’s lawyers said after the session that they were displeased with the ruling, but would not challenge it.
They said they would wait for the main application which is slated for January 20th next year.

We were unhappy with the decision. It was disturbing to hear that court was not even in position to establish the status quo. In the instances of applications for interim orders, you have to preserve the status quo,” complained Counsel David Mushabe.

He added, “Our client had already told us that he was not optimistic about the court’s decision. He therefore won’t be surprised when we communicate the news.”

Gen Sejusa sued the UPDF commissions/promotions board and the Attorney General for allegedly refusing to retire him from the forces despite his formal request to be retired.


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