✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters
Click Here To Listen To Trust Radio Live
SPONSOR AD

Ugandan President appoints Son as Defence Chief

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has appointed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as the Chief of Defence forces. Museveni announced Kainerugaba as the highest-ranking officer in…

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has appointed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as the Chief of Defence forces.

Museveni announced Kainerugaba as the highest-ranking officer in the military on Friday, amid concerns that the 79-year-old leader is preparing his eldest child to take over from him.

According to a statement from the defence ministry, Wilson Mbadi, who was occupying the post has been reassigned as a junior minister.

Both Museveni and his son have denied the allegations of the “Muhoozi Project” which has been a speculation of transmitting power from the father to son.

The “Muhoozi Project” began to gain momentum after Kainerugaba’s rapid rise through the military ranks since he joined in the late 1990s.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, 48, a general in the military, is widely seen as his father’s successor in waiting and once stirred controversy by threatening to invade neighbouring Kenya.

In 2022, Museveni removed his son as commander of Uganda’s land forces after he made threats to invade neighbouring Kenya in posts on social media platform X.

In the posts, Kainerugaba also threw his weight behind Russia’s President Vladimir Putin saying, “The majority of mankind (that are non-white) support Russia’s stand in Ukraine.”

Although Ugandan laws prohibit serving military officers from dabbling into politics, Kainerugaba has frequently engaged in trading words with opposition politicians.

These actions have also formed a pressure group that has been mobilising political support for him, drawing criticism from his critics and the opposing leaders.

Last year, Kainerugaba said Uganda would “send soldiers to defend Moscow if it’s ever threatened by the Imperialists”, and called out Western nations for sharing “useless pro-Ukraine propaganda”.

In March 2023, he said he intended to run for the presidency in the 2026 elections, but he has also denied claims he is eyeing his father’s seat.

Uganda is due to hold its next presidential election in early 2026 and Museveni is widely expected to seek re-election.

LEARN AFFILIATE MARKETING: Learn How to Make Money with Expertnaire Affiliate Marketing Using the Simple 3-Step Method Explained to earn $500-$1000 Per Month.
Click here to learn more.

AMAZON KDP PUBLISHING: Make $1000-$5000+ Monthly Selling Books On Amazon Even If You Are Not A Writer! Using Your Mobile Phone or Laptop.
Click here to learn more.

GHOSTWRITING SERVICES: Learn How to Make Money As a Ghostwriter $1000 or more monthly: Insider Tips to Get Started. Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn more.

SECRET OF EARNING IN CRYPTO: Discover the Secrets of Earning $100 - $2000 Every Week With Crypto & DeFi Jobs.
Click here to learn more.