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Muhoozi Kainerugaba Announces Retirement from the Army

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Commander UPDF Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba

The commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has announced his retirement from the army.

Gen Muhoozi made the announcement through a post on his Twitter profile on Tuesday afternoon.

“After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement,” he tweeted.

“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,” the first son added.

Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 24 April 1974, Kainerugaba started military training in 1994 after he left high school and later attended the University of Nottingham, England from 1996 till 1998.

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

He has attended the Egyptian Military Academy for company and battalion command course, 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 from where he graduated in 2008.

Museveni promoted Kainerugaba to the rank of Major General in May 2016 and three years later, he promoted him to the rank of Lieutenant General, the second highest rank in the Ugandan army.

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