By Our Reporter
KAMPALA: Uganda’s first son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba was Monday decorated by his wife Charlotte and uncle Gen. Salim Saleh to full General.
The colorful event took place at the general army headquarters in Bombo, days after his promotion from to the rank of Lieutenant General to a full General.
At the age of 48, Gen Muhoozi is one of the country’s youngest generals and one of the few generals in the Uganda’s Army UPDF.
According to Ugandan Army, General is the highest rank.
Muhoozi was elevated to this coveted rank last week in an announcement made by his father and the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who has ruled Uganda for nearly four decades, a man who has reigned since his National Resistance Army (NRA) bush war catapulted him to power in 1986.
Before being promoted as full general last week, Muhoozi was dropped as the Commander of UPDF Land Forces and was replaced by Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga who has since been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general (Lt Gen).
The elevation in rank and the ‘firing’ from the Commander of Land Forces position followed a meeting Museveni had with his son after he sent out careless tweets on his army capacity to capture the Kenyan capital Nairobi, whipping up a storm with Kenyans who took his tweets seriously.
The Ugandan Foreign Affairs Ministry has since clarified on the tweets, telling the Kenyan government to ignore Muhoozi’s tweets.
It should be remembered that Museveni has issued an apology on behalf of his son Muhoozi over his careless tweets. (Read Story Here).
Muhoozi Muhoozi joined the Uganda People’s Defence Force as an officer cadet in 1999, and graduated in 2000 from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
He later attended the Egyptian Military Academy. He also attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School. He later took a one-year course at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, graduating in June 2008.
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