The Commander of Land forces of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son to President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, has clarified on his retirement from the army to 2030 hence rubbishing on going media reports of him retiring soon.
Reports from media have circulated indicating that Lt Gen Kainerugaba, the Commander Land Forces (CLF), announced he was retiring from the army and Government chief whip Thomas Tayebwa quickly hinted on a new journey for Kainerugaba
“After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement,” the powerful Ugandan First Son wrote on Twitter.
However in a new twist Muhoozi has made a clarification of his earlier announcement Kainerugaba has said he will retire in eight years’ time meaning he will retire in 2030.
In a video in which the first son appears with veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda, he makes it clear he is not retiring any time soon.
The Uganda People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF) Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has served in the army for more than two decades of service.
Meanwhile, the intent to retire from the army remains a subject of the army’s approval under the UPDF Act, 2005.
“An officer may in writing tender the resignation of his or her commission to the board but shall not, unless otherwise ordered by the Chief of Defence Forces, be relieved of the duties of his or her appointment until he or she has received notification, in writing, of the approval of his or her resignation by the board,” reads section 66 (1) of the Act.
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.
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) March 8, 2022
In Uganda, top military officials including the country’s former spy chief, Gen David Sejusa, have previously had their requests for release from the army either delayed or even denied.