Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba announces retirement from UPDF

Ainebyona KAKWENZA 

First son Muhoozi Kainerugaba has announced that he has retired from the Uganda People’s defense forces.

This afternoon, he posted on his Twitter account to make the announcement.

“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! I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda everyday.”

He started military training in 1994 after he left high school and later attended the University of Nottingham from 1996 till 1998.

Muhoozi formally joined the UPDF 1999 before being admitted at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he graduated in 2000.

He also joined the Egyptian Military Academyfor company and battalion command course.

Muhoozi also attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School, in Kabamba, Mubende District and in 2007 he joined the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and graduated in 2008.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba was promoted to the rank of Major General in May 2016 shortly after the presidential elections.
In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General which meant that in a space of 20 years, Muhoozi has risen from the rank of sergeant to Lt General, an unprecedented feat in Uganda’s military history.

It is believed that Muhoozi is going to embark on a political career

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