RESIGNATION

Museveni's son Kainerugaba retires from the army after 28 years

In 2017, Muhoozi was appointed as the Presidential Adviser.

In Summary

• Kainerugaba was reappointed as the Commander of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) in 2020.

• He had also served in the same position from 2008 to 2017.

Former Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba was the first senior military officer in Africa to come out on Russia's side.
Former Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba was the first senior military officer in Africa to come out on Russia's side.
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Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has announced his retirement as the Commander of Land Forces.

Through his official Twitter account, the 47-year-old said that he has achieved a lot in the army since he took over.

"After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. Me and my soldiers have achieved so much!" Kainerugaba said.

He has been to the forces for the last 28 years."I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda everyday."

Kainerugaba was reappointed as the Commander of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) in 2020.

He had also served in the same position from 2008 to 2017.

Kainerugaba is has been t the headlines for a while following the recent comment about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In 2017, Muhoozi was appointed as the Presidential Adviser, a move that triggered varying speculations from Ugandans as some said that he was being prepared for the presidency.