Special Forces Command [SFC] deputy chief Col Sabiti Muzeyi Magyenyi, has been sent to the US for further training.
The SFC is the elite army unit that protects President Museveni, the vice president, First Lady and members of the first family.
They have also been sent on foreign missions before [Somalia and South Sudan] on top of guarding key security installations in the country.
Col Sabiti has been the second to SFC commander and first son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
SFC spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi, confirmed the development to Insider on Friday saying Sabiti was headed for a training course in the United States of America.
Magezi said this was a routine process undertaken by most Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] soldiers.
Magezi also explained that since Sabiti is leaving for studies, Col Don Nabasa, has been appointed to occupy his office.
“Of course his office cant remain vacant. Someone else has to take over so the work can continue.”
He said Sabiti will be away for one year acquiring more knowledge and skills.
On rumours that Sabiti fell out with his bosses because he was sympathetic to former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Magezi said that was “utter nonsense”.
The rumour maintained that Sabiti was Mbabazi’s mole inside the elite guards as well as State House.
“Rumourmongers don’t have work to do. Sabiti had no issues with anyone,” Magezi told us on phone.
He described Sabiti as a disciplined, loyal and hardworking officer of the Special Forces Command.
He added: “He [Sabiti] will go for training just like other offices go for training to get more knowledge.”
He said when Sabiti returns after training, he will either resume his work in the same capacity [as deputy SFC commander] or another capacity depending on the decision of his bosses.
Col Sabiti Muzeyi is a son of the late Muzeyi Magyenyi and Ms Javanis Magyenyi from Kakyerere parish, Rwanyamahembe sub-county in Mbarara district.
His father was part of the 1981-86 NRA bush war that brought President Yoweri Museveni into power.
Sabiti went to Ntare School, Mbarara High School and Makerere University.