By Our Reporter
The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has declined to extend the leave of General David Sejusa for three months because it is not justified.
The exiled former Coordinator for Intelligence Services Gen. David Sejusa through his lawyers Luzige Lubega Kavuma and company advocates had requested speaker Kadaga to extend his leave for more three months but Kadaga during today’s plenary told MPs that when she contacted the Chief of Defense Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala to establish the status as regards official duty she was informed Sejusa was not on official duty.
Kadaga says according to parliamentary records Sejusa has been absent from parliament without the permission of the speaker for more than 15 sittings ever since he wrote to parliament asking for the extension.
The house rules of procedure bars MPs from absenting themselves from the house for 15 sittings and more when the house continuously meets.
Kadaga says she, declined the leave because Sejusa is neither on official duty nor parliamentary work.
Sejusa first requested for a leave of three weeks commencing on 30th August and it expired on 21st May this year.
On 24th May through his lawyers he requested for the extension of the official leave from parliament which the speaker has rejected.