The most recent promotions of senior Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) commanders have been interpreted as a tactical hand over of power to the next generation.
Yesterday the son Muhoozi Kainerugaba who doubles as the commander of the UPDF Special Forces was promoted to the rank of Major General from Brigadier.
Also promoted was Maj Gen Joram Mugume to the rank of Lt. General and four others from the ranks of Col to Brigadier.
Now according to the former ESO boss Mr. David Pulkol, the current army leadership is systematically handling over to a much younger generation.
Mr. Pulkol therefore says Muhoozi’s promotion is not accidental and could be intended to propel him to the same level as Major Gen David Muhoozi who commands the Land Forces to enable them take full control of the top command.
However, speaking shortly after he took oath at parliament this morning, the Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala says the promotion is normal routine and there is no cause for alarm.
Story By Samuel Ssebuliba