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Besigye slams Brig Muhoozi swift promotions





FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, told soldiers that there was need to improve their conditions and promotions guidelines.

Besigye was campaigning in Luweero district over the weekend.

He said the first son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, also Special Forces Command boss, has risen fast through ranks yet others who were Colonels 13 years ago, are now his subordinates.

Kainerugaba started military training in 1994 after he left high school but did not formally join the UPDF until 1999.

That year, he was married and soon after, was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, graduating in 2000.

He was later admitted to Egyptian Military Academy where he took both the company and battalion commanders courses.

He also has attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School, in Kabamba, Mubende District, Central Uganda.

In 2007 he was admitted to a one-year course at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, graduating in June 2008.

Following that, he successfully completed the Executive National Security Programme at the South African National Defence College.

Upon his return to Uganda from Sandhurst in 2000, Kainerugaba was assigned to the Presidential Protection Unit as a Second Lieutenant.

In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Major in the UPDF.

As a Major, he became a brigade commander in the Presidential Guard Brigade.

Following his graduation from Fort Leavenworth in 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Commander of the Special Forces Group in the Uganda People’s Defence Force.

“We need proper guidelines,” Besigye told residents of Bombo.

Besigye said army promotions in his government will be strictly based on merit.


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