Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, new CDF.

President Museveni Appoints Gen. Muhoozi New CDF

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The Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of special operations, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been appointed as the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) by the Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, (UPDF), Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Gen. Muhoozi replaces Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, who was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Cooperatives in the latest Cabinet reshuffle announced on Thursday.

The Defence spokesperson Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye confirmed the military reforms.

Gen. Muhoozi serves as the chairman of the Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), a group that describes itself as “non-partisan, non- denominational and non- sectarian”.

In the latest military changes, President Museveni also appointed Lt. Gen. Charles Okidi as the deputy CDF.

Okidi replaced Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, who was appointed special presidential advisor.

UPDF Chief of Staff for Land Forces, Maj. Gen. Jack Bagonza Bakasumba, was appointed the Joint Chief of Staff.

Bagonza replaced Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, who was appointed a defence attaché.

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