Commander of the Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Muhoozi Kainerugaba has retired from the army.
The 48-year-old who is President Yoweri Museveni’s son announced his retirement from the army after serving for 28 years.
Muhoozi previously served as the Special Forces Command (SFC) commander.
“After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. I and my soldiers have achieved so much
“I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda every day,” he announced.
Muhoozi is a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and he meets him occasionally when he visits Kenya.
For instance, in October 2021, the army man was in the country and he got a chance to visit Uhuru in Nairobi.
“I was honoured to visit my elder, my big brother, and my hero recently in Nairobi. President Uhuru is an inspiration to many of us across East Africa and Africa,” he wrote.
In January 2021, Muhoozi was also in Kenya after being invited by Uhuru during his work visit to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Naivasha.
Through his official Twitter page, Muhoozi shared photos from the event, further thanking Uhuru for inviting him.
“I thank my great big brother, President Uhuru Kenyatta, for inviting me to my second home Kenya, to join him in the inauguration of the Inland Container Depot in Naivasha. A strong East Africa is the only way to go!” He tweeted.
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