President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the Commander of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC).
Muhoozi, 46, served previously as the founding commander of the force which is charged among others with the personal security of the President and Commander in Chief.
In 2017, however, Muhoozi was appointed as Presidential adviser for Special Operations, a position he has been holding ever since.
He is now taking back the force from Maj Gen James Birungi who has been commanding the SFC since last year.
The development was confirmed by the UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso while speaking to Chimpreports.
In the new changes, Brig Paul Lokech has been appointed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) replacing Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi who has been sent to the General Headquarters for redeployment.
The outgoing Commander of the SFC Birungi replaces Gen Lokech who was in December 2019, sent to South Sudan on an assignment “to monitor on behalf of the guarantors of the South Sudan peace process, the assembling, screening, demobilization and integration of the armed forces of South Sudan.”
Meanwhile, Martins Okoth Ochola has been maintained as the Inspector General of Police.
“I congratulate the UPDF for defeating traitors with their foreign backers,” said Museveni in a radio message on Wednesday.
“Any police person who doesn’t do this, must leave police. There are thousands ready to replace them.”