Museveni Makes Minor Changes in UPDF

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President Museveni has promoted and appointed his chief body guard Col. Wilson Mbadi as Fourth Division Commander in the latest changes in the army.

President Museveni has promoted and appointed his chief body guard Col. Wilson Mbadi as Fourth Division Commander in the latest changes in the army.

According to Col Felix Kulayigye, the Army and Defence spokesperson, Col. Mbadi who has been the president’s Aide de Camp—ADC—for four years has been promoted to brigadier and sent to the Gulu-based 4th division.

In the other changes, Col. Muhanga Kayanja, who recently returned from Somalia, is the new commander of military police while Brig. Paul Lokech, the former commander of the Ugandan contingent in Mogadishu has been sent to Russia as military attaché.

Col. Peter Elwelu has been promoted to Brigadier and appoined Third Division Commander, replacing Brig. Burundi Nyamunywanisa, who has been sent to Washington as military attaché. Prior to this appointment, Elwelu was 2nd Division Operations Officer.

Also promoted is Col Joram Kakaari, formerly Inspector General of Military Equipment who now becomes Brigadier and Chief of Pensions.

Col Simon Ocan formerly Chief of Staff of AMISOM in, has been appointed Defence Attaché to Democratic Republic of Congo.

Col Dominic Twesigoomwe who recently returned from a course abroad has been appointedDefence Attaché to Somalia, while Col Solomon Amanya, formerly Director of Inspectorate becomes theInspector General of Military Equipment.

This is the second time the president is making changes in the army in the last four months. In August, the Commander in Chief promoted and reshuffled army officers including his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who was promoted to Brigadier and commander of the Special Forces Command—SFC. SFC comprises of Special Forces One which is in charge of VIP protection and Special Forces Two that controls Motorised Infantry.

Other officers who were promoted in August included Charles Angina, then Chairman of the UPDF court-martial, who was elevated from Brigadier to Major General and appointed Chief of Staff, Land Forces. Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha, the former AMISOM commander was appointed Joint Chief of Staff, replacing Lt. Gen. Robert Rusoke who was sent to Juba, South Sudan, as ambassador.

 

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