Muzeyi dropped as Museveni appoints his son to head Special Forces Command.
By Our Team
President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday dropped the Deputy Police boss, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi replacing him with Maj Gen Paul Lokech, who has been on a special assignment to monitor the demobilization and integration of South Sudan troops.
Gen Sabiiti was sent to the Military headquarter for redeployment.
Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the senior presidential advisor on Special Operations was re-appointed the Commander of the Special Force Command, a specialized elite command unit of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and his immediate family, the constitutional monarchs and vital national installations, including the country’s oil fields.
Lt Gen Kainerugaba replaces Maj Gen Birungi who has been SFC commander since June 2019 when he was appointed.
Uganda Peoples Defence Spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the developments noting that. “It is true some changes were effected today within the security circles.” She declined to divulge further.
Museveni also re-appointed Martins Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Gen. Sabiiti who was appointed the Deputy IGP has had a turbulent stay in office. Sources in security told our reporters that Sabiiti has been on the spot especially within the security circles following several operational blunders within the police force.