By Our Reporter
General David Sejusa, one of the 10 army representatives in Parliament and a member of the UPDF high command may lose his seat in parliament soon if he fails to show up and explain the reasons for his failure to attend parliament as he is required.
On Thursday ,the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said that if the General fails ,parliament will have no choice but to follow procedure and declare his seat vacant .
“He has failed to show up in Parliament and has not made any communication to me explaining the reasons for his failure to attend Parliament,” Kadaga told Parliament
“I’m therefore constrained to invoke the powers of the speaker under Rule 101(8) and refer this matter to the committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline.” she added
Kadaga gave the committee up to October 8 to investigate and report back to the House.
General David Sejusa was denied a leave extension since he is neither on official parliamentary work nor on any official assignment from the army, his constituency in the United Kingdom where he has been since April this year.
He left Uganda after calling for an investigation into an alleged plot to kill army officials opposed to the President’s plan to have First son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba to lead the country when he steps down.