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Uganda: President Reappoints Eldest Son as head of Special Forces Command
Category :- Politics Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on December 17, 2020, 11:02 am
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Following the move which is part of a wider reshuffle within security agencies, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has reappointed Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba his eldest son, as the head of Uganda’s Special Forces Command.

Uganda: President Reappoints Eldest Son as head of Special Forces Command

To this effect, Uganda’s Special Forces Command which is an elite unit with the responsibility to guard the president and first family, the president’s son credited in 2011 and 2012 for success in the fight against al-Shabab will be at his top service.

Since his training at the British academy Sandhurst and other military programs in the US, Egypt and South Africa, Gen Kainerugaba has gone through several ranks of the army in his home country, Uganda.

President Yoweri Museveni

Besides his reappointment as head of the Special Forces Command, Yoweri’s son also is also a presidential advisor on special operations.

Bobi Wine and supporters

While Maj Gen Paul Lokech, the former head of Uganda’s military operations in Somalia, has been made Deputy Chief of Police, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, has been reassigned to army headquarters for redeployment. Reports from BBC show that Muzeeyi was the overseer of recent violence that led to the death of more than 50 people in Kampala after the arrest Bobi Wine of presidential candidate

Ugandan Special Forces Command

With criticism including threats of sanctions against some senior security officials following the killings, the government of Uganda has been highly criticized in the past weeks.

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