President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s armed forces has promoted Brig. Abel Kandiho, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) chief to Major General.
Kandiho was appointed CMI chief in January 2017 but since his appointment, the army’s intelligence wing has been engaged in a number of operations to rid the country of criminals working together with police.
On a rare occasion, Kandiho was in 2018 seen asking Kisekka market to calm down during their protests over the arrest of Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine.
Though the angry traders didn’t listen to Kandiho’s advice, he later tried to seek answers from other security personnel who were trying to control the situation.
The Saturday promotions have also seen Uganda’s military attache to Brussels, Moses Rwakitarate promoted to Major General.
He is at the forefront of Uganda’s frost relations with neighboring Rwanda.
In total, 12 officers have been promoted to the rank of Maj. Gen.
Deputy managing director of National Enterprise Corporation (NCE) Brig. Ddiba Ssentongo has become a major general.
Hudson Mukasa, a defence attache to Kenya; Lucky Kidega, an attache to Somalia; UPDF MP Innocent Olula, Deputy Commander of Airforce Godfrey Katsigazi has also been promoted.
Others are Joint of Staff Police Jack Bakasumba, Airforce Chief of Staff Charles Odidi and Chief of Personel and Administration George Igumba.
24 have been elevated to the rank of brigadier and five to the rank of colonel.