Museveni appoints his son Gen Muhoozi as Chief of Defence Forces

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FILE PHOTO: General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni looks on during his 48th birthday party in Entebbe, Uganda May 7, 2022. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF).

Gen. Muhoozi’s appointment as the new military boss was announced Thursday evening during a Cabinet reshuffle by President Museveni. 

He takes over from Gen Mbasu Mbadi who was appointed as Minister of State for Trade in the new cabinet reshuffle.

Gen. Muhoozi has been serving as his father’s senior presidential advisor in charge of special operations.

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This comes days after President Museveni on February 17 presented the UPDF Establishment 2021, an instrument of delegated Command, Control, and Administration, to then CDF Gen Mbadi, to command all elements of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).