First son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has today Wednesday December 16th, 2020 been reappointed as the commander of the Special Forces Command, the unit of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces charged with special assignments and protection of the president among other important persons.
The reappointment was made alongside other changes that saw Maj Gen Paul Lokech replace Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzei as the Deputy Inspector General of Police while Maj Gen James Birungyi who was commander of the Special Forces Command was reassigned to handle special assignments in South Sudan.
Maj Gen Muzei Sabiiti has been returned to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces headquarters.
In the other changes, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the senior presidential advisor on Special Operations has returned as the Commander Special Force Command, a specialized command unit of the UPDF, that is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda, his immediate family, the constitutional monarchs and vital national installations, including the country’s oil fields.
The UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the development saying changes were effected today.
Mr Museveni also re-appointed Martins Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police (IGP).