Profiles of NRA’s top 100 fighters

Under the command of Gen Tumwine, Kyakabale was chosen to fire the only RPG they had in the ambush at Kyekumbi in Lwamata and hit a moving lorry that was carrying Tanzanian soldiers in February 1981.

Friday February 7 2014

NRA combatants storm Kampala after outgunning Gen Lutwa’s

NRA combatants storm Kampala after outgunning Gen Lutwa’s UNLA soldiers on January 25 1986. 

By Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi and Risdel Kasasira

Revolutionaries. In part two of NRA’s top 100 fighters, Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi and Risdel Kasasira profile more fighters that started the war that brought President Museveni to power in 1986.

RO/00051 JO2 Sam Kakwezi (Deceased)

He died in Luweero in 1983 in a battle with UNLA. JO2 was an informal military rank in the bush. In the normal British military ranking system, which UPDF uses, JO2 is equivalent to a Lieutenant.

RO/00052 JO2 Enock Tumuhairwe (Deceased)

He was killed in the battle in Luweero.

RO/00053 Lt Col Sserwanga Lwanga (Deceased)

He died in 1995. Col. Lwanga was the UPDF Chief Political Commissar. Before his death, he commanded the 4th Division in northern Uganda.

RO/00054 Brig Peter Kerim (Deceased)

He died last year. He was deputy commander Reserve Force. Brig, Kerim was one of top NRA commanders in the bush and during the eventual takeover of Kampala in 1986. He commanded the 19th Battalion in the final stages on the war.

RO/00055 Lt Col Nekemia Mutebi (Deceased)

He died in the early 1990s and was posthumously given a medal in 2011.

RO/00056 Lt Col Edward Bunihizi (Deceased)

He helped establish NRA signals corps. When NRA captured its first radio signal, Bunihizi, formerly a member of the Uganda Army, trained NRA fighters how to use a signal radio. He died in the 1990s.

RO/00057 Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga (Active)

He is currently the commander of Reserve Force. He was the first commander of African Union forces in Somalia in 2007.

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