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Museveni Appoints Brig Kyanda Chief of Staff Land Forces

President Museveni has appointed former Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence boss Brig Leopold Kyanda as Chief of Staff Land Forces.

This was after graduating from the National Defence College – India, according to army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire.

Kyanda takes over from Brigadier Tumusiime Katsigazi who has been serving in acting capacity.

The deployment comes at a time Ugandan forces are engaged in bombardments of rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in DRC.

In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, Karemire said Brig Kayanja Muhanga was also appointed 2nd Division Commander after a tour of duty as Contingent Commander under AMISOM.

The 2nd Division is expected to take a lead role in the fresh Congo operation.

Muhanga commanded a military operation in South Sudan that blocked sacked Vice President Dr Riek Machar from taking power in Dec, 2015.

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