Uganda’s President Appoints First Son As Head Of Special Forces

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Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the first son of ’s President, Yoweri Museveni has been reappointed as the head of ’s Special Command, an elite unit with the responsibility of protecting and first family.

Gen Kainerugaba has had a meteoric rise through the ranks of the army, having trained at the British academy Sandhurst and other programmes the , and .

He also serves as presidential advisor special operations and regains position as head of the special command, after more than a decade.

The move is part of a wider reshuffle within security agencies.

The head of ’s operations Somalia, Maj Gen Paul Lokech becomes Deputy Chief of .

He has been credited for success the fight against al-Shabab 2011 and 2012.

The who oversaw recent violence in Kampala and the death of more than 50 people after the of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, has been reassigned army headquarters for redeployment.

The reshuffle comes less than a month before what is expected be a fiercely contested presidential election, in which President Museveni is looking extend rule four decades.