Army Vows To Tame Gen Tinye

pilule geneva; font-size: small;”>The UPDF Joint Chief of staff, search Maj Gen Fred Mugisha on Thursday evening said the army had opened investigations to investigate Tinyefuza’s conduct with the view of “disciplining him.”

search geneva; font-size: small;”>Mugisha further noted that UPDF is also investigating claims made Tinyefuza that army officials opposed to the widely publicized “Muhoozi Project” were targeted for assassination.

Tinyefuza recently touched off a storm in the army when he told Daily Monitor in a report published on May 7 that through the Director General Internal Security Organization (DGISO) he delivered a message to President Yoweri Museveni in which he highlighted Intelligence concerns about likely consequences of what the public has dubbed the “Muhoozi project”.

In the document, Tinyefuza states the issue is becoming “divisive and creating fertile ground for causing intrigue” especially in the UPDF.


The General further said the so called “Mbuya Barracks attack” was conducted by some senior officers in the UPDF.

Speaking at the piping ceremony of recently promoted army officers at the Ministry of Defence in Mbuya, Kampala, Mugisha noted:

“Sometimes the press tends to exaggerate its reporting and get manipulated but the Army is carrying out investigations to ascertain whether whatever was published in the media was right and if found to be true, the UPDF structure will take all the necessary steps to deal with the General.”

Mugisha added the form of indiscipline among the top army officials “is uncalled for,” adding, “whenever such issues arise, they are dealt with by the army structures.”

Mugisha said UPDF is the most disciplined armed force in the region and “we are ready to protect the image no matter the cost.”

He further elaborated that promotion in the army is a process and “it is periodically done to show appreciation for the services rendered by an individual.”

He said officers are promoted basing on their history, contributions, discipline and their performance records.

“Therefore people should stop thinking that the army promotes those who don’t deserve the promotion,” Mugisha said, in reference to the rapid rise of Muhoozi’s ranks.

The ceremony was presided over by Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Ivan Koreta.

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