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Museveni promotes his son Kainerugaba to Lt. General

KAMPALA. President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces has promoted 2,031 UPDF officers to various ranks. Among those promoted is Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations Maj.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is elevated to Lieutenant General.

“H.E the President and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has confirmed the promotions of 2,031UPDF personnel to various ranks,” said Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire in a statement on Friday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig Muzeyi Sabiiti has been promoted to Maj Gen while former Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Ivan Koreta has been elevated to General, together with Lt Gen Joram Mugume.

Others promoted to Lieutenant General include; Land Forces Commander Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Joseph Musanyufu, Maj General Peter Elwelu and National Enterprise Corporation Managing Director, Maj. Gen James Mugira among others. UPDF Chief Political Commissar Col Felix Kulayigye is now Brigadier General.

Brig. Karemire said the President promoted 100 officers to align them with establishment appointments, 97 were promoted due to retirement, and 130 others were promoted due to long good record of service, while 1,082 were promoted upon recommendation by formations/units.

49 were promoted after successful completion of Grade II Staff Course, 375 elevated after passing promotional exams, while 27 were promoted after completion of probation. 171 were promoted from other ranks to officer level.

“The UPDF fraternity congratulates them for their patriotic service to our Country Uganda,” Brig. Karemire said.

Among the General and Senior Officers are the following:
1. LT Gen Ivan Koreta – Gen
2. Lt Gen Joram Mugume – Gen
3. Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa – Lt Gen
4. Maj Gen John Mugume – Lt Gen
5. Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso – Lt Gen
6. Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema – Lt Gen
7. Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara – Lt Gen
8. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu – Lt Gen
9. Maj Gen James Mugira – Lt Gen
10. Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu – Lt Gen
11. Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya – Lt Gen
12. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba – Lt Gen
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 Sam Kiwanuka – Maj Ge n
18. Brig Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi – Maj Gen
19. Brig Samuel Kawagga – Maj Gen
20. Brig Joseph Arocha – Maj Gen
21. Brig John Lorot – Maj Gen
22. Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa – Maj Gen
23. Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda – Maj Gen
24. Brig Birungi James Mugabe – Maj Gen
25. Brig Don William Nabasa – Maj Gen
26. Brig Ste phen Muzeyi Sabiiti – Maj Gen
27. Brig Samuel W asswa – Maj Gen
28. Brig Jim Willis Byarugaba – Maj Gen
29. Brig Timothy Sabiiti – Maj Gen
30. Col Moses S Lukyamuzi – Brig Gen
31. Col John M Kaganda – Brig Gen
32. Col Charles R Tusiime – Brig Gen
33. Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi – Brig Gen
34. Col Adolf Serwada – Brig Gen
35. Col John C Anywar – Brig Gen
36. Col Jackson Bell – Brig Gen
37. Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwo t – Brig Gen
38. Col Sam Omara – Brig Gen
39. Col Emmy Mulindwa – Brig Gen
40. Col Ste phen Mugerwa – Brig Gen
41. Col Johnson Muma – Brig Gen
42. Col Frank Kyambadde – Brig Gen
43. Col Moses Kwikiriza – Brig Gen
44. Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi – Brig Gen
45. Col William Beinomugisha – Brig Gen
46. Col James Kaija – Brig Gen
47. Col Godwin Karugaba – Brig Gen
48. Col Fred M Karara – Brig Gen
49. Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki – Brig Gen
50. Col Bonny Bamwiseki – Brig Gen
51. Col Ronald S Bigirwa – Brig Gen
52. Col Joseph Balikudembe – Brig Gen
53. Col Felix Kulaigye – Brig Gen
54. Col Wilson Muhabuzi – Brig Gen
55. Col D r James Kiyengo – Brig Gen
56. Col Dr Stephen Kusasira – Brig Gen
57. Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki – Brig Gen
58. Col Peter Gaitan Omola – Brig Gen
59. Col Julius Biryab arema – Brig Gen
60. Col Flavia Byekwaso – Brig Gen
61. Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa – Brig Gen
62. Col Johnson Namanya – Brig Gen
63. Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen – Brig Gen
64. Col Daniel Mugumya Kakono – Brig Gen
65. Col Godfrey Mujuni – Brig Gen

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