By Fred Kiva
KAMPALA. Lieutenant General designate Muhoozi Kainerugaba has said that the officers including himself draw inspiration from the support accorded to them by members of the public.
Gen Kainerugaba is among the over 2,000 UPDF officers that were promoted by the Commander in Chief in a message shared by the Defense Spokesman Brig Richard Karemire.
Shortly after the announcing, Gen Kainerugaba expressed gratitude to the members of the public for the support and congratulatory messages they had sent to him.
“I want to thank the hundreds of supporters and well-wishers who sent me messages of congratulations and encouragement today (Friday),” he said in a tweet last evening.
“I know all the officers who were promoted by the Commander-in-Chief draw inspiration from such massive support. Thank you all,” General Kainerugaba added.
Gen Kainerugaba who is the Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations was promoted from the rank of Major General to Lieutenant General.
Born on April 24 1974, General Kainerugaba has previously served as commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite unit of the army responsible for guarding the President and key government installations, including the recently discovered oil in the Albertine region.
Gen Kainerugaba has served as Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations since 2017.
He is a highly trained military officer from the world’s leading military colleges; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United States, Egyptian Military Academy, US Army Command and General Staff College among others.
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