Ugandan general retires after 26 years of trying
General David Sejusa of Uganda is ready to retire from the military after more than two decades of strained ties with President Yoweri Museveni.
His initial attempt to retire in 1996 was refused by army command, according to the Daily Monitor, and was followed by a series of run-ins with the law.
After accusing President Yoweri Museveni of preparing his son to be Uganda’s future leader, Gen Sejusa escaped to exile in the United Kingdom in 2013. The administration has denied the existence of any such scheme on several occasions.
After promising to forsake violence and obey the law, the four-star general came home 18 months later.
In 2016, he was charged with insubordination in a military court for attending political demonstrations against the commander of defense forces’ instructions. He was also accused of being absent without formal leave. He disputed the allegations.
The defense spokeswoman announced Gen Sejusa’s retirement in a tweet on Thursday.
The general was seen filling out retirement paperwork at the Ministry of Defence.