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Army Generals Koreta, Kutesa, Mugisha headline list of retiring UPDF officers

Retiring Army General, Ivan Koreta (File Photo)

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has Thursday released a list of 604 of its Generals, Junior officers, and other men retiring from the army.

The list was announced by Army Spokesperson Brig Flavia Spokesperson who stated that among those being retired are 14 senior officers at the rank of the General.

The list according to Flavia Byekwaso includes; Gen Ivan Koreta, Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa who are both army representatives in parliament, Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigyire, Maj Gen Christopher Kazoora Murema, Maj Gen Moses Ddiba Ssentongo, Maj Gen Robert Rusoke, and Maj Gen Fred Mugisha who served previously as the 4th Commander of AMISOM in Somalia.

Others being retired include Brig Gen John Kasaija, who served in various position as Defence Attaché and Brig Gen Christopher Kazoora who until recently served as Commandant of UPDF’s cantonment in Kaweweta.

Others are Maj Gen Vincent Oula, another UPDF MP who also served as the Head of Civil Military Cooperation, as well as Brig Gen Moses Lukyamuzi.

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Byekwaso says the retirement ceremony for the Generals will be held at State House Entebbe whereas for the other retirees, it will be in their respective service Headquarters, formations and units.

“The UPDF recognizes their commitment, sacrifice, selflessness and dedication to offering security service to the country at a time where many shunned joining the liberation struggle in fovour of maintaining the status quo,” she said.

“Because of their service, the country’s course of history has been over turned across all spectrum, from an almost total shutdown to a now robust and sound economy with guaranteed peace and stability in the entire country.”

However, whereas many of those on the list were consequently retired, some of them including Sejusa are still pending.

Sejusa has more than twice had his request for retirement been rejected by the army leadership, prompting him to run to courts of law for redress.

List of UPDF generals retiring as of today (Thursday, August 5)

  1. Gen Ivan Koreta
  2. Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa
  3. Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigyire
  4. Maj Gen Christopher Kazoora Murema
  5. Maj Gen Moses Wadimba Ssentongo
  6. Maj Gen Robert Robert Rusoke
  7. Maj Gen Fred Mugisha
  8. Maj Gen Innocent Oula
  9. Brig Moses Kigongo
  10. Brig Jacob Asiimwe
  11. Brig Moses Shaban Lukyamuzi
  12. Brig Muhammed Abiriga
  13. Brig John Araali Kasaija
  14. Brig Frank Kanyarutokye

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