By Our Reporter
Mbuya, Kampala: Leautenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a Ugandan military officer and former commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), a security unit responsible for the President’s protection has been re-appointed as its commander, three yrs later after he was shuffled from the same office. Muhoozi, son to president Museveni who is the commander-in-chief will also retain his current office as special presidential advisor on security matters.
Meanwhile, Major General Paul Lokech has been appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (D/IGP) replacing Maj General Sabiiti Muzeeyi who has been returned to Military Head Quarters for redeployment.
Lokech, a senior military officer was in December 2019 deployed on special assignment “to monitor on behalf of the guarantors of the South Sudan peace process, the assembling, screening, demobilization and integration of the armed forces of South Sudan”.
However, Major General Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, a Ugandan military and police officer was appointed as deputy IGP on 4 March 2018 replacing Martin Okoth Ochola, who was promoted to Inspector General of Police. Immediately prior to his present assignment, Sabiiti, at the rank of Brigadier, served as the Commander of the Military Police of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF).
We have since learnt that Lokech has been replaced by Gen James Birungi while Martins Okoth Ochola has been reappointed Inspector General of Police.
James Birungi since June 2019, has been the commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), a position he held after replacing Major General Don William Nabasa, who left Uganda to attend a course at the National Defence College in China.
Don Nabasa was chief of air force staff of Uganda Air Force from 2016 to 2019, before being replaced by Col. Emmanuel Kwihangana.