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Uganda: Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Appointed Chief of Defence Forces.

President Museveni has appointed Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the new Chief of Defence Forces.

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba

He takes over from Gen Wilson Mbadi who has been transferred to serve as State Minister of Trade, Industry and cooperatives in charge of trade.

Gen Wilson Mbadi

Museveni also appointed Lt Gen Sam Okiding as the Deputy CDF, replacing Gen Peter Elwelu who has been appointed a presidential advisor.

According to a Thursday night radio message, Museveni also promoted UPDF Chief of Staff Land Force Maj Gen Jack Agonza Bakasumba to Joint Chief of Staff.

Bakasumba takes over from Major General Leopold Kyanda who will serve as a defence attache in a yet-to-be-known country.

Museveni also promoted Special Forces commander, Brigadier David Mugisha to the rank of Major General.

The Special Forces Commando Force commander, Col Asaph Nyakikuru was also promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier.

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