By Charles Lwanga
As a true son of the revolution, and a battle hardened warrior, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has spent most of his time, sacrificing his life for the continued peace in Uganda, the region, and Africa at large.
In 2002 and the following years, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba camped in Eastern Uganda -specifically Soroti Flying School where he coordinated and fiercely fought the deadly monster Joseph Kony and his rebels who had invaded Teso Sub Region, and causing suffering among our people.
The involvement of Kainerugaba in the fight against Kony terrorists was a game changer in that it led to the killing of the notorious Brig Tabule who was a senior commander in the LRA rebel rank and file. After the Killing of Brig Tabule and several of the enemy forces, Kony retreated from Teso Sub region after being defeated by Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and the soldiers under his command.
The enemy was hit hard both in Northern Uganda up to South Sudan and later on in Garamba forests in DRC. In Garamba, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba together with Brig Patrick Kankiriho (now late) fiercely hit hard the rebels, breaking the enemy's defensive lines, and totally dismantling Kony’s bases, never to re organise again. Kony is now on the run in Central Africa, never to destabilise Uganda again.
Between 2007 and 2008, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba together with his battle hardened commandos battled and dismantled ADF terrorists bases in Western Uganda around River Ssemiliki. Remember, ADF had established strong bases in the Rwenzori region, kidnapping and, murdering innocent Ugandans. But Gen Kainerugaba's operations around River Ssemiliki led to the killing of top ADF commanders in Western Uganda. The UPDF Alphane Brigade did a commendable job.
In 2013 - 14, it was Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba together with his comrades In UPDF who stopped a genocide in South Sudan when Riek Machar, the then Vice President of South Sudan conflicted with his boss H.E Salva Kiir.
Fighting broke out in Juba, and the UN , USA, and UK requested President Museveni to interviene and stop the conflict. It was going to be a real genocide. These people were killing each other including civilians being murdered. Gen Muhoozi and his comrades in UPDF did a commendable job by restoring sanity in the brotherly nation.
Additionally, Somalia was a failed State after being destabilised by Americans who had miserably failed to defeat the Al Shabab terrorists, UN, the European Union and the African Union requested President Museveni to help and deploy UPDF to liberate Somalia.
Mogadishu, Somalia's capital city was a beehive for the terrorists until Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and his UPDF comrades chased the terrorists and liberated Mogadishu using the mouse hole and the box formation military tactics. As we talk now, investors are all-over Somalia doing investments and UPDF together with sister forces are consolidating peace and liberating the whole of Somalia.
In Central Africa, DRC, and many other Countries, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba is taking part in making Sure the continent is liberated against terrorists. UPDF is dismantling ADF terrorists bases deep in the jungles of DRC, and Gen MK is closely working hand in hand with his fighters, just to make sure that these evil creatures (the ADF) don't terrorise the people in the region again.
Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has coordinated many peace missions across the continent, the latest being the reopening of Uganda-Rwanda border.
Remember the losses the two countries made when the borders were closed. Some unpatriotic people wanted the two brotherly countries to go to war. That's when the only Peace warrior and Icon Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba engaged His Excellency President Paul Kagame, and the results are there for all of us to see. Uganda-Rwanda relationship restored and cemented.
Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as a friend to the Youth, has helped tens of thousands of young people achieve their goals. These in the field of football, athletes, arts and actually, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba inspired many graduates to join the forces. UPDF is professionalised because of Gen MK.
As the Commander Special Forces, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba achieved alot for SFC, making it the most disciplined, respectful, battle hardened, and results oriented.
It's Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who built the SFC headquarters, Housing Units for SFC, a hospital for the Special Forces Command, and many other achievements.
Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba is coordinating many missions both in Uganda, the region, and Africa all aimed at consolidating peace in our Country and Africa at large. Now, in order to consolidate all the NRM achievements, the East African Intergration, and the lasting peace both in Uganda and beyond, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba must be supported by all peace and development loving Ugandans and Africans to be the next President of Uganda. And the time is now, not tomorrow. 2026 is the year.
We must overwhelmingly support him. This is the time. And millions of Ugandans actually support Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba because in him, there's continuity of peace, stability, prosperity, achieving the East African Intergration, and defending Africa against criminal minded groups, aggression and subversive elements.
Charles Lwanga is the Deputy RDC, Lwengo District