The Commander of the UPDF Special Forces, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, today celebrates his 42nd birthday.
He was born on 24th of April 1974 in Dar-es- Salaam Tanzania.
Muhoozi is the first-born child to President Yoweri Museveni and Janet Museveni, the Minister for Karamoja Affairs.
Meets UK military attache
Muhoozi on Tuesday evening hosted the United Kingdom Defence Attaché, Col. Nicholls, at the Special Forces Command Officers Club in Entebbe.
The two high ranking military officers reviewed the excellent relations between Uganda and the United Kingdom, future training opportunities, and increased military cooperation between the two countries.
Uganda and the UK enjoy close military cooperation especially in the areas of training, intelligence sharing, and counter terrorism operations in the region.
The Ugandan military has been key in maintaining regional peace and stability in Eastern Africa.
After defeating vicious insurgency movements at home such as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in 2006 and 2007 respectively, the UPDF has conducted successful stabilisation and peace support operations in neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Somalia.
Kainerugaba studied in Tanzania, Kenya and Sweden.
After the 1986 liberation war that ushered in the NRA government present day NRM, he attended schools like Kampala Parents School and St. Mary’s College Kisubi.
Muhoozi has attended a number of Military Training Institutions around the world and as a result he is at the helm of the country’s elite force.
He joined the UPDF in 1999, and later went to the Egyptian Military Academy, United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; graduating in June 2008.
Brig. Kainerugaba also successfully completed the Executive National Security Programme at the South African National Defense 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.