President Yoweri Museveni who is the Commander in Chief of Defence forces on Tuesday promoted his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba from the rank of Lieutenant General to General but dropped him as the Commander of the Land Forces.
General is the highest rank in the hierarchy of Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
Gen Muhoozi has been replaced by Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga, the current commander of Operation Shujaa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gen. Muhanga was also promoted from the rank of Major General to Lieutenant General.
Muhoozi will however continue to serve as the Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations.
The army has congratulated Muhoozi Kainerugaba upon his promotion from the rank of Lieutenant General to General.
In a press statement dated Oct 4, 2022, the army confirmed that Muhoozi and Kayanja were promoted, adding that the two army generals deserve to be promoted.