Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has reshuffled 24 of his military advisors and military attachees just a day after he announced a new cabinet.
The former Uganda People's Defense Air force Chief of Staff, Brig Moses Rwakitarate who was dismissed in 2012 after three Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) choppers crashed has been sent to Brussels.
The ill-fated MI-24 attack helicopters that were bound for Mogadishu in August 2012 to be used in war against Somali insurgents crashed on Mount Kenya under unclear circumstances.
According to the transfer note, a copy of which was seen by this newspaper, General Museveni as the Commander in Chief has moved Brigadier Steven Kashaka from Pretoria to Dar es Salaam while Brigadier Hudson Mukasa has been moved from Bujumbura to Nairobi.
Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara has been moved from Mogadishu to command Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC) in Jinja while Brigadier Michael Bossa has been transferred from Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters to Chieftaincy of Communications and Information Technology (CCIT).
Other army officers affected include Major General Silver Kayemba formerly in New York now in charge of MILAD and New York.
Brigadier Taban Kyabihende has retained his Kinshasa post while Brigadier Burundi Nyamunywanis has been transferred from Washington to Kigali, Rwanda replacing Colonel Octavious Buturo who has been transferred to Khartoum.
Brigadier Sam Kiwanuka has been moved from Mogadishu to Addis Ababa replacing Brigadier Fred Tolit who has been moved to Bujumbura.
Brigadier Apollo Kasita Gowa has been moved from Chieftaincy Integrated Resource Management Information Systems (CIRMIS) to Washington.
Brigadier Paul Lokech has remained in Moscow while Brigadier Mathew Gureme has been moved from URDCC in Jinja to London replacing Colonel Winston Byaruhanga who has been posted to Juba to replace Colonel Benard Obola who has been taken to C/M GHQ Court Martial.
Brigadier Victor Twesigye has been moved from CCIT to New Delhi replacing Brigadier George Etyang who has been posted to Pretoria while Colonel Emmanuel Rwashande has remained in Beijing.
Colonel John Kasaija has been moved from Dar es Salaam to Ministry of Defense Contracts committee.
Meanwhile, Colonel James Ruhesi has remained at the EAC secretariat, Colonel Dominic Twesigomwe moved from Nairobi to CIRMIS.
Lastly, Colonel Michael Kabango has been moved from CLF to Mogadishu.