The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) announced the retirement of 14 general officers, and 604 senior and junior officers and men.
Gen Ivan Koreta who served as deputy CDF and army representative in Parliament is among those retiring. Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa is also on the list of retirees. He is also a former UPDF MP.
Full List of retiring UPDF generals
Gen Ivan Koreta
Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa
Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigyire
Maj Gen Christopher Kazoora Murema
Maj Gen Moses Wadimba Ssentongo
Maj Gen Robert Robert Rusoke
Maj Gen Fred Mugisha
Maj Gen Innocent Oula
Brig Moses Kigongo
Brig Jacob Asiimwe
Brig Moses Shaban Lukyamuzi
Brig Muhammed Abiriga
Brig John Araali Kasaija
Brig Frank Kanyarutokye
Defence Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso said the ceremony to retire the generals will be held at State House, Entebbe. The rest will be retired from their respective service headquarters, formations and units.
“The... UPDF recognises their commitment, sacrifice, selflessness and dedication to offering security service to the country at a time where many shunned joining the liberation struggle in favor of maintaining the status quo,” Brig. Byekwaso said.
“Because of their service, the country's course of history has been over turned across all spectrum, from an almost total shutdown to a now robust and sound economy with guaranteed peace and stability in the entire country.”
Some of the senior officers that have retired include Brig. Gen. J. Asiimwe, Brig. Gen. JA Kasaija, Brig. Gen. M Abiriga, Brig. Gen. MS Lukyamuzi, Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa, Maj Gen Fred Mugisha and Maj Gen Vincent Oula.