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Who is Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi?

Who is Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, early life, tribe, education and family of the Deputy Inspector General of Police of Uganda Police Force.

Major General Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi is a Ugandan military officer and police officer, who serves as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) of the Uganda Police Force, the second-highest rank in that branch of Uganda’s government. 

Sabiiti Muzeyi is best known for military service and police work, he assumed office as DIGP effective 4 March 2018. 

He replaced Martin Okoth Ochola, who was promoted to the position of Inspector General of Police (IGP). Immediately before his present assignment, Sabiiti, at the rank of Brigadier, served as the Commander of the Military Police of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF).

He is well known and much respected for his integrity, commitment at work, patriotism, discipline, attention to detailed reporting from his juniors, very strict with policy and rules, military, police work and loyalty to the commander in chief.

Background and education 

Sabiiti Muzeyi was born in Mbarara District Kashara Constituency, in 1975 to the late Zekeriah Muzeyi Magyenyi and Mary Bafunda Magyenyi who was Museveni’s maternal aunt. 

Sabiiti’s father who died in June 2007 was a veteran of Uganda’s bush war. 

Sabiiti Muzeyi attended Ntare School for his O’ Level education, and then Mbarara High School for his A’ Level. After, he was admitted to Makerere University Kampala, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university to study a degree in Biochemistry.

He graduated with a First Class Honors degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Sabiiti Muzeyi then proceeded for his Masters at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

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He is married to Esther Sabiiti and together they are the parents of two children.

Work and Experience

Stephen Sabiiti Muzeyi joined the UPDF in 1997, signing up in what was then the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU). PPU has since been renamed the Special Forces Command (SFC). 

Sabiiti attended boot camp at Kasenyi Training Wing, in Entebbe for his army training. 

The basic training course at the time began with a total of 117 recruits. Twenty-five of them dropped out and the new Captain Sabiiti Muzeyi graduated at the top of the 92 students who managed to complete the training.

Later, Sabiiti Muzeyi joined the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, in Jinja, located in the Eastern part of Uganda to pursue Junior Command Course. 

At the rank of Colonel, he won a slot to attend a Senior Command Course at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas

But the United States government blocked his admission, and he was instead sent to a military college in Russia.

Muzeyi Sabiiti has successfully trained and gained military knowledge and skills from countries like Israel, the UK, China, and India.

Sabiiti Muzeyi was appointed as Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s second-in-command when PPU was renamed Presidential Guard Brigade (PGB), with the first-son Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerigaba at the helm. 

Sabiiti, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, commanded the unit, when Maj. Gen Muhoozi was in South Africa, attending a military course.  

Sabiiti was a member of the PPU security forces that provided VIP security during the visit of United States President Bill Clinton to Uganda in 1998. He then enrolled into graduate school and lectured part-time on the advice of family members, before returning to the PPU.

When Muhoozi was promoted to Brigadier, Sabiiti was elevated to Colonel. He became Brigadier and Commander of the Uganda Military Police. 

He replaced Col. Emmanuel Kanyesigye who was then promoted and appointed the Fourth Division Commander in Gulu replacing Brig. Kayanja Muhanga. This was after his return from the Russian military course. 

One year later on the evening of Sunday 4 March 2018, he was appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), to deputize Martin Okoth Ochola.

Then in February 2019, as part of a promotion exercise involving over 2,000 men and women in the UPDF, he was promoted from Brigadier to Major General.


Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi is married to Esther Sabiiti and together they are the parents of two children.