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PHOTOS: Museveni Retires Senior UPDF Officers

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salve http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The CDF was presiding over the farewell ceremony for four officers including Maj Gen. Benon Biraaro, symptoms http://companyimpact.com/joslondon/wp-includes/default-constants.php Brig. Benard Rwehururu, link the Ssabanyala Maj Baker Kimeze and Lt. Patrick Kasumba at the ministry of Defence headquarters in Mbuya.

Gen Katumba Wamala delivering a speech

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“You should go out to defend and protect the values that you have always been fighting for because the UPDF has identified, nurtured and trained you to become men and women of good behaviour,” stressed Katumba.


“We expect you to be our ambassadors out there. Some of you might wish to join active politics but I must warn you that you must abide by the constitution of this country and should not misuse the name of the army to uphold your political dreams,” he added.


“The UPDF will be the first to resist if you use unconstitutional means to attain any political office.”


Katumba further applauded the retired officers for their dedication to serve the nation which he said they should continue doing whenever called upon.

Brig Rwehuru recieving a plaque from the CDF

“You have been disciplined officers and I urge you to ensure that no body compromises with the peace of the country,” he urged.


“I would like particularly to thank Brig Rwehururu for leaving the army with a clean record and being straight forward.”


The army CDF, however, warned the officers about the new life they are going in and noted that it may not be easy for them to adapt but urged them not to give up.

Gen Katumba hands a plaque to Maj Baker Kimeze

“The life you are going in for may not be a bed of roses but you have to prepare for it.”


In his speech, the former military attaché for Uganda in Ethiopia Maj Benard Rwehururu who also served in former President Idi Amin’s army applauded the CDF and the president for allowing him to retire after a long time of service.


“I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve in the UPDF and also allowing me to retire at this time,” stressed Rwehururu.


In an interview with Chimpreports, Lt. Patrick Kasumba announced his political ambitions and warned Bugenge Member of Parliament and former minister Kabakumba Matsiko that he is ready to oust her.


“Kabakumba doesn’t have anything new to offer to the people and I am ready to launch my political career in order to oust her,” he stressed.

A group photo with the retired officers

Others present at the function included Gen Elly Tumwine, UPDF Political Commissar Maj. Gen Felix Kulaigye, and Army chief of staff Maj. Gen Wilson Mbadi, among other officers in the UPDF.

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