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Lt. Gen. Mbadi Appointed Chief of Defence Forces as Muhoozi takes Command of Land Forces


Lt. Gen. Mbadi Appointed Chief of Defence Forces as Muhoozi takes Command of Land Forces

President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces has Thursday appointed Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi the new Chief of Defence Forces, CDF.

Gen. Mbazi replaces General David Rubakuba Muhoozi who was recently appointed State Minister for Internal Affairs.

The President also appointed Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu as the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, D/CDF, a position that was previously held by Mbadi.

Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has also replaced Elwelu as the commander of land forces, which is the fourth-highest position in the UPDF hierarchy.

He has been the commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), a specialized component of the UPDF tasked with carrying out specialized missions or operations.

The CIC also appointed Maj. Gen. Leopold Eric Kyanda the Joint Chief of Staff, replacing Lt. Gen. Musanyufu Joseph. He has been working as Chief of Staff of the Land Forces in the UPDF.

Musanyufu is awaiting a new assignment.

In other appointments, Maj Gen Sam Okiding is the Deputy Commander Land Forces.

Full List of appointments;

H.E the President and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Peoples’

Defence Forces has appointed the following Generals:

1. Lt Gen Wilson Mkadi is appointed CDF and promoted to General.

2. Lt Gen Peter Elwely is appointed DCDF.

3. Lt Gen Muhegzi Kainerugaka is appointed Commander. Land


4. Maj Gen Sam Qkiding is appointed Deputy Commander, Land


5. Maj Gen Leopard Kygnda is appointed Joint Chief of Staff.

6. Brig Gen Bob Qgik is appointed Chief of Staff. Land Forces.

7. Brig Daniel Kgkong is appointed Commander, Field Artillery


8. Brig Gen Peter Chandia is appointed Ag Commandant SFC.

9. Brig Gen Felix Buzisgari is appointed 2I1/C Commandant SFC.

10. Lt Gen Charles Angina posted to Foreign Affairs for subsequent


11. Maj Gen Sam Kayymg posted to OWC as 21/C.

12. Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufy posted to the Civil Service.

13. Maj Gen Kasura Kyomukama deployed in the Civil Service.

14. Brig Gen Charles Kisemkg – Commandant Kyankwanzi Political


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