Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Commander of the Land Forces of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) has announced his retirement from the Ugandan army.
“After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement, Me 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 everyday,” Muhoozi wrote on his Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
However, it’s not yet clear whether UPDF’s Commissions and Promotions Board which is charged with the duty of retiring officers has discharged him.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba born April, 24 1974 previously served as the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
He attended schools in Tanzania, Kenya and Sweden when his father became President of Uganda, he returned to attend schools including Kampala Parents School Kings College Buddo and St. Mary’s College Kisubi
Upon completion of high school in 1994 he trained as LDU which was charged with community Defence. He later attended the University of Nottingham from 1996 till 1998.
Muhoozi formally joined the UPDF in 1999 before being admitted at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he graduated in 2000.
He also attended the Egyptian Military Academy for company and battalion command course.
Muhoozi attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School, in Kabamba, Mubende District and in 2007 he joined the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and graduated in 2008.
He was promoted to the rank of Major General in May 2016.
In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
He has been fronted by young people on Twitter to run for office in 2026 should President Museveni opt out.