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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promoted over 2,000 senior Army officers including his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba the former commander of the Special Forces Command, to the rank of Lieutenant General.

Established by UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire in a statement issued on Friday saying that; “The president and Commander in Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces has confirmed the promotion of 2,031 UPDF personnel’s to various ranks.”

Muhoozi is one of the 10 Major Generals promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in a period of 20 years ever since he began his military career.

The 44- year-old Muhoozi has been a Major General since May 16, 2016, after president Museveni promoted him from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was born to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 24 of April 1974, in Tanzania and attended Tanzanian and Kenyan schools.

But later returned to Uganda after his Father became the President of Uganda in 1986, and attended Kampala Parents School, Kings College Buddo and St Mary’s College Kisubi.

After his Secondary School, he joined military in 1994, then University of Nottingham in 1996 and in 1998, he graduated.  

While in 1999, Muhoozi started his military career with the UPDF in 1999, after he joined Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and in the year 2000, he graduated.

He proceeded with his Military training in the Egyptian Military Academy to peruse a course in company and Battalion Command. And after he joined Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School Kabamba, Mubende District.

2007, he attended United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas who later graduate in 2008.

Those ranked as Generals include; Lt Gen Joram Mugume, Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, John Mugume, James Nakibus Lakara, Proscovioa Nalweyiso, Peter Elwelu and Pecos Kutesa.

Sabiti Muzeyi the Deputy Inspector General of police who was a Brigadier was promoted to the rank of Major General.

Felix Kulaigye the former UPDF spokesperson, who has been a Colonel was promoted to Brigadier general while Leopold Kyanda the Army Chief of Staff who has been a Brigadier has been promoted to Major General.

Some of the Generals and Senior Officers promoted includes;

  1. Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara- Lt
  2. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu- Lt Gen.
  3. Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema- Lt Gen
  4. Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso- Lt Gen
  5. Maj Gen John Mugume- Lt Gen
  6. Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa- Lt Gen
  7. Lt Gen Joram Mugume- Gen
  8. Lt Gen Ivan Koreta- Gen
  9. Maj Gen James Mugire- Lt Gen
  10. Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu- Lt Gen
  11. Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya- Lt Gen
  12. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba- Lt
  13. Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine- Maj Gen
  14. Brig Elly Kayanja- Maj Gen
  15. Brig Eric Mukasa- Maj Gen
  16. Brig Burun di K Nyamun Ywanisa- Maj Gen
  17. Brig Samuel Kawagga- Maj Gen
  18. Brig Joseph Arocha- Maj Gen
  19. Brig John Lorot- Maj Gen
  20. Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa- Maj Gen
  21. Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda- Maj Gen
  22. Brig Birungi James Mugabe- Maj Gen
  23. Brig Don William Nabasa- Maj Gen
  24. Brig Timothy Sabiti- Maj Gen
  25. Brig Jim Willis Byaruhanga- Maj Gen
  26. Brig Samuel Wasswa-Maj Gen
  27. Brig Steven Muzeyi Sabiti-Maj Gen
  28. Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi Maj Gen
  29. Sam Kiwanuka- Maj Gen
  30. Col Moses S Lukyamuzi- Brig Gen
  31. Col Charles R Tusiime- Brig Gen
  32. Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi- Brig Gen
  33. Col Adolf Sserwadda- Brig Gen
  34. Col John C Anywar- Brig Gen
  35. Col Jackson Bell- Brig Gen
  36. Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwot- Brig Gen
  37. Col Sam Omara- Brig Gen
  38. Col Emmy Mulindwa – Brig Gen
  39. Col Stephen Mugerwa- Brig Gen
  40. Col Johnson Muma-Brig Gen
  41. Col Frank Kyambadde- Brig Gen
  42. Col Moses Kwikiriza- Brig Gen
  43. Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi- Brig Gen
  44. Col William Beinomugisha- Brig Gen
  45. ColGodwin Karugaba- Brig Gen
  46. Col James Kaija- Brig Gen
  47. Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki- Brig Gen
  48. Col Bonny Bamwiseki- Brig Gen
  49. Col Ronald S Bigirwa- Brig Gen
  50. Col Godfrey Mujuni- Brig Gen
  51. Col Daniel Mugumya- Brig Gen
  52. Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen- Brig Gen
  53. Col Johnson Namanya- Brig Gen
  54. Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa- Brig Gen
  55. Col Flavia Byekwaso- Brig Gen
  56. Col Julius Biryab Arema- Brig Gen
  57. Col Peter Stephen Kusasira- Brig Gen
  58. Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki- Brig Gen
  59. Col Joseph Balikudembe- Brig Gen
  60. Col Wilson Muhabuzi- Brig Gen
  61. Col Patrick Ogwok-Brig Gen
  62. Dr Stephen Kusasira- Brig Gen
  63. James Kiyendo- Brig Gen
  64. Fred M Karara- Brig Gen
  65. John M Kaganda- Brig Gen

Among others.

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