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Brig Olum Replaces Late Kyabihende as Museveni Moves Commanders in New Army Reshuffle

Brig Dick Olum, who has been commanding the UPDF 3rd Divsion has been posted to Kishasha
Brig Dick Olum, who has been commanding the UPDF 3rd Divsion has been posted to Kishasha

The commander in Chief of the armed forces, President Yoweri Museveni has made changes in the Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) leadership.

The President in the new changes, appointed Brigadier Dickson Prit Olum the country’s Defence Advisor in Kinshasa in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Brig Olumu will be replacing Brig. Geoffrey ‘Taban’ Kyabihende who passed away in early August this year.

Brig Dick Olum, has been the Commanding Officer of the UPDF’s third division based in Moroto, since April 2015.

He also served as the commander of the UPDF contingent in Somalia from June 2013 to November 2014.

Brigadier Richard Otto is the new Third Division Commander

Brigadier Richard Otto is the new Third Division Commander

Brigadier Richard Otto is now the new 3rd Division Commander.

Brig Otto has been UPDF’s Contingent Commander of the African Union Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) and is credited for defeating LRA in Central African Republic.

Colonel Omero Tingira has been sent to Khartoum

Colonel Omero Tingira has been sent to Khartoum

Meanwhile, Colonel Omero Tingira Irumba has been sent to Khartoum, Sudan as a Defence Adviser from Somalia where he has been a Defence Attache.

He previously served as the UPDF’s Director of Counter Terrorism.

He is replaced by Brig. Joseph Lucky Kidega who leaves 1st Division command to become the new Defence Adviser in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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