FIVE top Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officers, including Special Forces Commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba, have been promoted by the Commander In Chief.
Also promoted to the rank of Colonel are nine Lt.Colonels in charge of the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC). The UPDF instrument promoting the officers, was released Monday evening.
Top officers promoted are Major General Joram Tugume to Lt. General, Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba to Major General, Colonel Charles Lutaaya to Brigadier, Colonel Stephen Muzeyi Sabiti to Brigadier and Colonel James Mugabe to Brigadier. Lutaaya and Mugabe are top officers in the airforce, Mugume is veteran of the army while Sabiti is Muhoozi’s deputy.
After the news broke, trending on twitter in Uganda was @mkainerugaba. Sandhurst-trained Muhoozi Kainerugaba is the son of Commander in Chief President Yoweri Museveni.
In related news, spokesman Paddy Ankunda Tuesday announced that UPDF has appointed Lt Gen Andrew Gutti to replace late Maj Gen Levy Karuhanga as chairman of the UPDF General Court Martial.
The following Officers in charge of Operation Wealth Creation, have also been promoted to the rank of Colonel effective 16 May 2016
1. Lt Col Dhamuzungu Oguli- Busoga Region.
2. Lt Col Stephen Muruli – Masindi District.
3. Lt ColGeorge Mayeku – Bugisu Region.
4. Lt Col Geoffrey Kawesa Kigozi – NAADs.
5. Lt Col Ismail Masudi – Kigezi Region.
6. Lt Col Jerome Kayora Nashaija – UNRA.
7. Lt Col Philip Mugarura – CSO
8. Lt Col Alex J Olega – Terego Constituency.
9. Lt Col Nelson O Obaiale – West Nile Region