UPDF’s Gen Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Commends Operation Shujaa Success In Combating ADF Terrorists

UPDF’s Gen Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Commends Operation Shujaa Success In Combating ADF Terrorists

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Chief of Defence Forces for Uganda, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba held a strategic meeting in Kasindi with his DRC counterpart, General Christian Tshiwewe Songesha.

The meeting aimed at strengthening military cooperation between the two nations, underscore a united effort to tackle regional security challenges. Their dialogue represents a significant step towards fostering stability in Eastern DRC.

The meeting was attended by other high-ranking UPDF officials, including the Commander Land Force Lieutenant General Kayanja Muhanga, and Operation Shujaa Commander Major General Dick Olum. The FARDC delegation also included top Generals from the DRC military.


This engagement was part of the routine discussions between the UPDF and FARDC to review the progress of Operation Shujaa, which was initiated following agreements between Uganda and the DRC in 2021.

In the Kasindi meeting, General Kainerugaba praised Operation Shujaa as a prime example of African countries working together to address shared concerns, specifically combating the ADF terrorist threat.


He expressed gratitude towards the leaders of Uganda and the DRC for championing this initiative, underscoring the longstanding relationship between the two nations and emphasising the role of UPDF and FARDC in ensuring continued peaceful coexistence.

General Kainerugaba, also the Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations, extended his appreciation to his DRC counterpart for the warm reception and acknowledged his leadership in driving the operation’s success.

He highlighted the significant progress made in weakening the ADF terrorists, citing numerous casualties, captures, and surrenders. General Songesha reciprocated the appreciation by congratulating General Muhoozi on his recent appointment as the CDF and commended the joint efforts of UPDF and FARDC in combating the common enemy, the ADF.


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