Museveni has appointed promoted Wilson Mbadi to full General and appointed him Chief of Defence Forces (CDF). Gen Mbadi replaces Gen. David Muhoozi who was appointed state minister for Internal Affairs.
The latest changes have also seen Lt Gen Peter Elwelu appointed the new Deputy Chief of Defence Forces whereas Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda who has been the Chief of Staff Land Forces has now been appointed the Joint Chief of Staff to replace Lieutenant General Joseph Musanyufu who has been sent to civil service for redeployment.
Elwelu is one of the Army Mps in Parliament.
Kainerugba who has been the elite presidential guards, Special Forces Commander (SFC) will be replaced by Brig. Peter Chandia.
Museveni has also appointed Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda who has been the chief of staff Land Forces, as the new Joint Chief of Staff. Kyanda replaces Lt. Gen Joseph Musanyufu who has been sent to civil service for redeployment.
Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma has been appointed the deputy coordinator of the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) whereas Maj Gen Sam Okiding is the new deputy commander of Land Forces.
In 2017, Elwelu commanded the army attack on the Rwenzururu Palace at the climax of long-standing tension, between the government and the Rwenzururu kingdom. The attack led to the death of more than 100 people.
Last month, Elwelu, who is also the newly elected army representative in parliament, said that he is unremorseful about the palace attack. He said that the royal guards and other royalists who were killed during the Kasese clashes were criminals “who deserved to die”
Maj. Gen Kasura Kyomukama has been deployed to the civil service while Brigadier Gen Charles Kisembo has been appointed commandant Kyankwanzi Political School.