President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant- General, the second highest army rank in Uganda.The 44-year-old moved up to the rank of Major-General in 2016 and a year later was appointed as the Special Presidential Advisor for Special Operations.
Lt-Gen Kainerugaba is among more than 2,000 military officers who were promoted, according to the list released by the UPDF last Friday.
The 44-year-old First Son moved up to the rank of Major General in 2016 and a year later appointed as the Special Presidential Advisor for Special Operations.
He was previously head of the elite Special Forces Command, a unit in charge of the president’s security.
The preferment of Museveni’s son is likely to trigger debate on his succession plan with some observers saying Lt-Gen Kainerugaba could be a potential successor given his rapid rise through the army ranks since joining 20 years ago.