July 23, 2021
1-NAKASONGOLA: A fast-paced, nail biting military drill by the newlygraduated counter-terrorism officers of the School of MilitaryIntelligence and Security in Nakasongola is today the climax ofmonths of rigorous mental and physical training, described byPresident Yoweri Museveni, the Commander in Chief as ‘Being sureof Your self’ in combat.The young warriors dry-practiced 8 action-packed drills during whichthey would respond instinctively and without delay to enemy firewhile running, crawling, jumping and shooting at targets set at 25metres, 50 metres and 100 metres and neutralizing them in seconds.They also included use of choppers in VIP protection and terrorismand enemy capture in hostage situations.“”It’s a good beginning for you, don’t loose this chance. One elementa...
The National Unity Platform (NUP) welcomes the majority decision in the Constitutional Court Petition filed in 2016 by Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka, in which he challenged his trial by the General Court Martial.
It will be recalled that a few weeks back, the legal team of NUP filed a further Constitutional Petition, challenging the trial of hundreds of our civilian comrades before different military courts. To date, many of our supporters and friends are stuck in different prisons across the country, having been remanded by the General Court Martial, Division Courts Martial as well as Unit Disciplinary Committees of the military.
Those who were abducted by the military in the run up to, and in the aftermath of the January election, were subjected to some kangaroo military courts i...
28 June 2021
MODVA HQS, MBUYA
Hon. Adolf Mwesige the outgoing Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs has officially handed over office to the incoming Minister, Hon Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja.
Adolf Mwesige, the outgoing Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs officially hands over office to the incoming Minister, Hon Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja.
Hon. Mwesige thanked the President Museveni for allowing him to deligently serve his country and supporting the Defence Ministry in its professionalization drive. He equally thanked the State Ministers he worked with for their cooperation that enabled them steer the Ministry and UPDF forward.
Outgoing State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs Col. Charles Okello Engola accepts an award from the incoming Minister Vincen...
29 June 2021MODVA HQs, Mbuya
The outgoing Chief of Defence Forces, Hon. Gen David Muhoozi has today officially handed over office of the Chief of Defence Forces to Hon. Gen Wilson Mbadi at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters, Mbuya.
This follows the appointment of Gen Muhoozi as the new State Minister of Internal Affairs and the promotion of Gen Mbadi by the Commander in Chief of UPDF Gen YK Museveni.
Gen Muhoozi thanked President Museveni for allowing serve as the CDF of the Mighty Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces. He equally thanked the rank and file of the UPDF for their approach towards dialogue as a means of preserving force cohesion.
"This is the capstone of my active service life and it gives me a strong sense of pride. If there is anything I woul...
President Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of armed forces has promoted at least five more senior Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).
The officers were promoted to the ranks of Brigadier General and Major General, according to a statement issued by the army on Tuesday.
The Defence spokesperson, Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso identified the officers as Dennis Asiimwe who was promoted from Brigadier General to Major General, Johnson Nsubuga Wasswa who was promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General and Godfrey Sambwa Kimbowa who was also promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General.
Others are Edson Muhanguzi who was promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General and Frank Kyakonye also promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General.
This comes a month after Mr Museveni p...
The general court martial has released political prisoners Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic and 15 other members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) who were arrested in Kalangala last year during Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s campaign trail.
The 18 members have been set free on Monday as confirmed from NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi who said in a Facebook post that;
“Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic and the rest of the reamining team members who were arrested in Kalangala last year have all been released on bail. While this is a sigh of relief, we still have to press on in demanding for the release of all political prisoners held in different prisons across the country. Welcome back comrades.”
Last month, the General Court Martial granted bail to 17 supporters of N...
Rwanda on Sunday evening handed over to Ugandan authorities a soldier under the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) who was intercepted on Rwanda soil by Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) patrol on Saturday morning.
RDF said that the soldier, identified as Pte. Bukuru Muhuba, who was armed, was arrested in Cyanika Sector, Burera district in the Northern Province.
“On 12 June 21, at approximately 1445hrs, an RDF Day patrol intercepted a Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier identified as Pte Bakuru MUHUBA who was on Rwandan soil in Northern Province, Burera District, Cyanika sector, Kamanyana cell, Majyambere village,”
“He was dressed in UPDF camouflage uniform, armed with a Medium Machine Gun (MMG) with its 100 rounds, 01 Binocular, 01 cell phone and his military Identificat...
Gen. Katumba Wamala's attempted Assassination
President Museveni became meme fodder on social media once again in his latest reference of deadly assassins as “pigs”. Denouncing trained assassins after a high profile killing is the default position of the Commander in Chief.
Those who thought he would use a different response mechanism were left disappointed when Museveni descended in his usual tirade after Gen. Katumba Wamala, Works and Transport Minister, survived a deadly assassination attempt while driving on a narrow road in Kisaasi. His driver and daughter were not as lucky. They died on the spot.
Government spokespeople like Ofwono Opondo say the pig reference is a metaphor that has been lost in translation. They also refer to the assassinations as “isolated incidents”.
Gen David Muhoozi who has been the Chief of Defense Forces (PHOTO/Courtesy).
KAMPALA, Uganda – President Yoweri Museveni has taken Gen David Muhoozi out of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) office and appointed him as the new State Minister for Internal Affairs.
Gen Muhoozi has been in the office for only four years after taking over from Gen Katumba Wamala in 2017.
The pending approval list by Parliament has seen Gen Muhoozi replacing Mario Kania Obiga who has served in the position for five years.
About Gen David Muhoozi
He joined the army in 1985 and has served as a defence counsel at the General Court Martial in Makindye before being transferred to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), as Staff Officer General Duties, serving in that role for four years.
General Katumba Wamala and his daughter Brenda Wamala Nantogo 27, were shot today while on their way to a vigil in Najjanankumbi.
Gunmen Tuesday morning intercepted General Katumba, who was in his vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisaasi-Kisota road, and sprayed it with bullets. Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo died on the spot while the General escaped with gunshot wounds.
According to family members, Nantogo and her father were travelling to Najjanankumbi to attend the vigil of Nantogo’s grandmother’s vigil. Her grandmother passed away on Monday after a long illness.
Lydia Watuka, a niece to Gen Katumba says the passing of Nantogo is a shock to the family.
“Brenda was going back to Najjanakumbi this morning with her father. When I he...
Brenda Wamala Nantongo shouted the word Jesus as she breathed her last according to her father, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala.
The 32 year old Nantongo died on Tuesday in an attempted assassination on Kisoota road in Kisaasi. Nantongo who was traveling with her father to Nanjanankumbi to attend her grandmother’s vigil was shot several times after unknown assailants on boda bodas shot at the car she was traveling in. Nantongo and her father’s driver Haruna Kayondo died at the scene of the shooting.
While sharing the Tuesday morning events with fellow mourners on Wednesday evening, Gen. Katumba, with his left hand supported in a sling, revealed that his daughter was killed by some of the first bullets that penetrated through the car. He says Nantongo’s last words w...
I survived. I thank God.
While driving in the morning with my daughter, bodyguard and driver heading to my mother in-law's vigil, some terrorists tried to assassinate me.I survived, but my dear daughter Brenda Nantongo Katumba and my driver Kayondo Haruna died at the crime scene. I have no clue about the motive of this attack. There was no reason to end the lives of these innocent people. May their souls rest in peace.My injuries are not alarming. I had surgery last evening, and one of the bullets was removed. However, because of how the other bullet affected my arteries, it was not removed, and the doctors will advise on the way forward.I want to thank my Commander in Chief, @KagutaMuseveni, for the care he has shown me. His phone calls are some of the reasons...
Uganda is reporting 60 new infections on average each day, 8% of the peak having had the highest daily average reported on December 11, 2021.
There have been 42,779 infections and 347 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
Uganda has administered at least 430,301 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Suppose every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 0.5% of the country’s population. During the last week reported, Uganda averaged about 6,501 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 1,362 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.
As COVID-19 infections began to be reported around the world, many countries responded by shutting down places like schools, work...
A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe.
The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
Over eight years after taking control of Afgoye town from Al-Shabaab, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday handed over control of Afgoye military base to the Somali National Army (SNA).
The handover is in line with the Somalia Transition Plan, which is a comprehensive guide developed by the Federal Government of Somalia and its partners to the transfer of security responsibility from AMISOM to Somalia’s national security forces.
Situated some 30 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu, Afgoye was liberated on 26th May 2012, when the Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM troops defeated Al-Shabaab militants during a joint-offensive operation called “Operation Free Shabelle.”
Thereafter, AMISOM’s Ugandan troops set up a Forward Operating Base (FOB) to coo...
18TH FEBRUARY 2021MBUYAThe Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi has promised that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces will investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault of journalists yesterday in Kololo and prosecute the individual soldiers who were involved.
Addressing the Press at the Ministry of Defence headquaters Mbuya, Gen Muhoozi apologized to the media fraternity regarding the incident that happened yesterday saying such actions are regrettable and the UPDF as a professional institution doesn’t condone such acts. The Chief of Defence Forces promised that the journalists who sustained injuries will be assisted in meeting their medical bills.He added that going forward, the UPDF will have to incorporate training modules to its soldiers and Officers in regard to ...
GENEVA (5 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to stop rolling back hard fought progress made in recent years on rebuilding democratic institutions, and to press for accountability for past crimes and deliver justice for victims and promote reconciliation between communities.The independent experts published today an assessment of the government’s follow up to some 400 recommendations made following 10 official visits from 2015 to 2019. They called on the Human Rights Council to continue its efforts to increase independent human rights monitoring in the country and to ensure accountability for past crimes.
“We are dismayed at the emerging trends setting back the promotion of reconciliation, accountability and human rights, reducing civic space...
President Museveni has appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator reporting directly to the Commander in Chief.
UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, told the Daily Monitor that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies.
"This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday.
UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, has confirmed that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies.
“This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday.
Major General Birungi replaces Major General Paul Lokech on on Special assignments in South Sudan
Outgoing Deputy Inspector General Of Police Major General Mzee Sabiiti returns to the UPDF General headquarters for other assignments.
Incoming Deputy Inspector General Of Police Major General Paul Lokech