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Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Lt Gen, has announced his retirement from the army.

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s First Son and Land Forces Commander, has announced his retirement from the Ugandan army.

“I am glad to announce my retirement after 28 years of service in my magnificent military, the greatest military in the world,” Lt Gen Muhoozi tweeted on Tuesday.

He stated he was proud of what he had accomplished throughout his 28 years in the UPDF.

“My soldiers and I have accomplished so much!” I just have love and admiration for all of Uganda’s wonderful men and women who strive for excellence every day.”

Gen Muhoozi was born on April 24, 1974, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to President Yoweri Museveni.

Gen Muhoozi went to school in Tanzania, Kenya, and Sweden as a youngster, but after his father was elected President of Uganda, he returned to Kampala Parents School, Kings College Buddo, and St. Mary’s College Kisubi.

After graduating from high school in 1994, he began military training and afterwards attended the University of Nottingham from 1996 to 1998.

Muhoozi enlisted in the UPDF in 1999 and was accepted into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he graduated in 2000.

He also enrolled in a company and battalion command course at the Egyptian Military Academy.

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Muhoozi also attended the Kalama Armoured Warfare Training School in Kabamba, Mubende District, before enrolling in the US Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 2007 and graduating in 2008.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba was promoted to Major General shortly after the presidential elections in May 2016.

Muhoozi was promoted to Lieutenant General in 2019, marking the first time in Ugandan military history that a sergeant has advanced to the rank of Lieutenant General in less than 20 years.

So, what’s next?

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been rumored to have presidential ambitions on various occasions, but he has never admitted it.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba denied having presidential ambitions in 2016, shortly after being promoted to the rank of Major General.

“I am quite pleased in the military, and if I ever wanted to go into politics, I know how to do it.” As you may have heard, I have no desire to be president. “I am quite happy in the military, and I intend to stay there for a long time,” he told journalists.

As a result, he dismissed the Muhoozi project allegations.

However, recent events have suggested otherwise, with observers claiming that the message is clear that Lt Gen Muhoozi is aiming for the country’s highest office.

Many believe that by declaring his retirement, he has given shape to his objectives.

While he has declared his retirement from the army, it is unclear when the ceremonial ceremony will take place.


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