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UPDF Declines to Retire Gen Sejusa

Former Coordinator of Intelligence Agencies Gen David Sejusa Tinyefuza has been removed from the list of 17 army generals who were approved for retirement last year and will be discharged from military service next month.

In October last year, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) said Gen Sejusa was on the list of the officers to retire but the army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire yesterday said there was change of plan to have him retired.

“We are a very flexible institution and change is a factor of life. When those factors come in, we respond to them accordingly,” he said.

The UPDF is already conducting a pre-retirement training for over 1,400 soldiers including 17 Generals who are supposed to be retired in the next financial year that starts next month.

Gen Sejusa has on several occasions applied for retirement since 1996 but the army has turned down his pleas to leave the military he has served for 37 years.

Brig Karemire said the army will decide when to retire Gen Sejusa.

“At an appropriate time, he will be honorably retired by the institution of the UPDF,” Brig Karemire said.


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