The son and the rising star of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga have been promoted again. His epic rise is continuing and it was rumoured that he would become the CDF, but he still get a prominent role of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). He becomes the third in the commando structure.
Lt. Gen. Kainerubaga has gone through the ranks like no one before him. The Senior Presidential Advisor on Security and the former commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC). The son of the President will now be in-charge of several of parts of the UPDF. He will have a bigger ability and order more soldiers than ever before.
As the Commander of the Land Forces. The Lt. Gen. Kainerubaga will control the Artillery Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Division, Armoured Brigade and Motorised Infantry. All of these will be directly under him. This is much more powerful than just commanding the SFC.
This is a step up in his rise. His becoming a powerful figure and have more say. That is a part of “Project Muhoozi”. The President and his allies are boosting him. Not making him a more feasible character or a political person. However, just like Museveni himself came through the ranks of the military. Used his role, had personal armies and also overthrow previous regimes by the guns. He is now teaching his son the art of war.
Because, Museveni knows the power of the gun can control the Republic and silence the critics. That’s why the President is appointing him here and wants him to have the legitimacy this way. Since he has faith in the arms and not in the people. If the President believed in the people and would have ensured a smooth transition.
He wouldn’t have made his son into a high ranking official in the army and the future CDF himself and even the Minister of Defence. That’s what’s coming now. It is only a few more steps now. Before Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is becoming a Minister of Defence like Museveni was at one point too. That’s how things are going and how it seems.
Today, he didn’t become the CDF, but become the THIRD in the command structure of the UPDF. That says it all. Peace.