Former Spy master, Gen. David Sejusa, and ex-security minister Gen. Elly Tumwine are among the 34 generals who will officially retire from UPDF this week on Monday 16th/05/2022.
On the list, they also include Lt Gen John Mugume, Lt Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, Maj Gen Stephen Kashaka, Maj Gen Phinehas Katirima, Maj Gen Elly Kayanja, Maj Gen Michael Ondoga, Maj Gen Gavas Mugyenyi and Brig Stephen Kwiringira among others.
According to a notice issued by the UPDF retirement committee, the official ceremony for retiring generals will be held at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Mbuya starting.
This is to remind the generals scheduled to retire with batch 12 that the exercise will take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 at the UPDF/Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya in the Chief of Personnel and Administration boardroom, statement reads in part.
The retirement of the top generals who served in the 1980 LRA war precedes an expected major promotion of senior officers in the coming weeks with a big transition of army leadership from aged generals to the youths accoding to sources at UPDF.
Some of the generals lined up for retirement were supposed to retire in 2019, but the army Commissions and Promotions Board decided to delay the retirement process, citing a raft of reasons, including the fact that some were still representing the institution in Parliament while others, the UPDF declined to retire them, for political reasons.
However, Defence and army spokesperson Brig Felix Kulayigye, when contacted, claimed no knowledge of the list.
You guys stop trying to scoop military information, I am here for you, that list is not from me, wait for my communication, he said.