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EXCLUSIVE: Brig James Mugira Promoted to Major General

Brig Mugira (R) with President Museveni at a recent function (ChimpReports Photo)

The SPLA 5th Division commander, pharmacy http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php Brig. Gen. Gatwich Pouch Mar who, this site yesterday defected to rebel movement SPLA-IO under Dr. Riek Machar, click has said God is not going to forgive his former Commander-in-Chief, President Salva Kiir whom he accused of failing the nation.

This website on Friday exclusively broke the news of Brig. Gatwich’s defection six hours before he declared the well-kept move in the neighboring Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

In his exhaustive seven-page press statement in Nairobi, Gatwich who is also the brother of Upper Nile State governor, Kun Pouch Mar, castigated Juba regime establishment and the national army SPLA for allowing and practicing segregation instead of leadership merits.

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“The Almighty God that I know and respect is not going to forgive President Kiir at all. The atrocities he and his men have committed in the country are so big,” Gen. Gatwich said.

He also accused the SPLA top leadership of denying him promotion for a long time while his juniors have surpassed him and he is now saluting them instead.

Gen Gatwich [R]

Gen Gatwich [R]

“I served the SPLA and my country with one heart but my efforts were being received by my commanders with a different heart. I don’t know why they were doing so but that was very unfair to me.” Gatwich added.

The defected general who only weeks ago was actively participating with then fellow SPLA colleagues in defeating the SPLA-IO, again praised the rebel movement saying it is struggling for the good of South Sudan.

“The SPLA-IO is the right front in this fight for the good of our country and I am proud to join the struggle.” Gatwich added.

Gatwich’s defection is not a new phenomenon given the fact that all rebel commanders defected from the national army after the 15th December incident that split the SPLA into two.

At the end of February, SPLA-IO former spokesman, Brig. Lul Ruai Koang also broke away from the rebel side forming his own group known as South Sudan Resistance Army which is allied to the government and the move was seen by observers as an indirect defection.
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Onyango has cautioned drivers to always check the mechanical conditions of their vehicles before driving to avoid such unfortunate incidences.
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Onyango has cautioned drivers to always check the mechanical conditions of their vehicles before driving to avoid such unfortunate incidences.
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“The government troops of General Salva from Juba are advancing to our territory in order to launch its attack on Bentiu in three axes,” Col. Lony T. Ngundeng told ChimpReports on Sunday.

“Their move is being traced since yesterday from difference directions,” he added.

This website was unable to get a quick comment from the SPLA Defence Ministry on Sunday afternoon.

Ngundeng said the first expedition is advancing through the Nile River from Juba heading to Adok “to capture that area to secure their river Route to Malakal and other part in Upper Nile areas.”

He further stated that SPLA troops are advancing through Mayandit County from South to the interior of Unity state to overtake the internal control over our Nuer counties that the government had failed for so long to attempt its control.

“Likewise they are now advancing from Rumbek route to attack Northern  Nuer County of Panyijiar using two directions one from Koreer Chambek route, and the other one from Upper Forests of Panyijiar Tony Route,” he added.

The latest revelations underscore the growing insecurity levels in South Sudan.

The international community has since warned of sanctions against South Sudan leaders should they fall short of maintaining a cessation of hostilities.

Ngundeng warned that, “Gallant forces in the SPLM/A- IO will not submit to their barbaric aggressions, we will repulse them to their destinations. It is just the beginning of the war it has not yet reached its peak we have not yet strike the great offensive.”

He also revealed that the Government in Juba is “trying to get advantages on the dry season which is also favouring both armies. We shall not spare any one this time as long as they cross to our territory, we will crush whoever on our land because we should not leave them to invade our properties.”
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“The government troops of General Salva from Juba are advancing to our territory in order to launch its attack on Bentiu in three axes, medical ” Col. Lony T. Ngundeng told ChimpReports on Sunday.

“Their move is being traced since yesterday from difference directions,” he added.

This website was unable to get a quick comment from the SPLA Defence Ministry on Sunday afternoon.

Ngundeng said the first expedition is advancing through the Nile River from Juba heading to Adok “to capture that area to secure their river Route to Malakal and other part in Upper Nile areas.”

He further stated that SPLA troops are advancing through Mayandit County from South to the interior of Unity state to overtake the internal control over our Nuer counties that the government had failed for so long to attempt its control.

“Likewise they are now advancing from Rumbek route to attack Northern  Nuer County of Panyijiar using two directions one from Koreer Chambek route, and the other one from Upper Forests of Panyijiar Tony Route,” he added.

The latest revelations underscore the growing insecurity levels in South Sudan.

The international community has since warned of sanctions against South Sudan leaders should they fall short of maintaining a cessation of hostilities.

Ngundeng warned that, “Gallant forces in the SPLM/A- IO will not submit to their barbaric aggressions, we will repulse them to their destinations. It is just the beginning of the war it has not yet reached its peak we have not yet strike the great offensive.”

He also revealed that the Government in Juba is “trying to get advantages on the dry season which is also favouring both armies. We shall not spare any one this time as long as they cross to our territory, we will crush whoever on our land because we should not leave them to invade our properties.”
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The President’s instructions take immediate effect.

Lakara has been serving as 3rd Division Commander, a position he took over in July 2013 after spending 8 years without deployment.

Army Spokesperson Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed the promotions, saying they were “well deserved.”

“The higher you go the hotter it becomes. Promotions come with higher responsibilities which they must execute well,” said Ankunda.

Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara

Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara

Who is Mugira?

Gen Mugira served as the head of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for three years until the end of 2011 when he was appointed the Managing Director of the only defence industry- Luwero Industries a post he holds up to today.

A military elite, Mugira is a lawyer by profession with a first class honours Degree in Law from Makerere University, a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from LDC, Master of Laws in International Business Law from the famous University of Manchester and Master of Arts in International Affairs from Legon University in Ghana.

Gen Mugira was born on Friday 24th January 1964 at 3:30 pm in Lyantonde hospital. He is a son to Mzee Wilson and Marjorie Kaguhangire from the royal Bamoori clan that was the ruling clan of Bwera Kingdom that covers the present day Mubende and Sembabule districts.

His father George Wilson Kaguhangire is a retired teacher and magistrate and his mother Mrs. Marjorie Kemishekyera Kaguhangire is a retired teacher.

Gen Mugira was born in a Christian family which gave him a strong Christian foundation.

He grew up in Rushere, Nyabushozi and attended Rushere Primary School where he completed the primary level in 1977 as a top student.

In 1978, he joined Ntare School in Mbarara where he spent six years of both ordinary and advanced level education.

At Ntare, he served the student community in different capacities such as the chairman of the Uganda–Korea Friendship Society and Chairman of the regional National Union of Students of Uganda (NUSU) and it’s from his service at Ntare that he was codenamed “chairman” as he is commonly known by his close friends today.

Gen Mugira’s close contemporaries at Ntare School include the Late Brig. Noble Mayombo, Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye, Brig. Geoffrey Katsigazi, Lt. Col Sam Mugyenyi and Bob Kabonero.

In October 1984, he applied and was admitted at Makerere University to pursue a bachelor of Laws degree at the age of 20.

Due to the political instability during the Obote II regime, Gen Mugira abandoned his University education in 1985 and joined the NRA from Kasese to participate in the liberation struggle. Four years later in 1989, NRM granted study leave to all Makerere University students that were interested in continuing with their studies.

Gen Mugira resumed school and the then Lieutenant graduated in March 1992 with a first class honour’s degree in Law, becoming one of the very few lawyers to attain such a feat.

He proceeded to the Law Development center (LDC) to pursue a one year postgraduate diploma in law and he graduated on 11th June 1993 with a high distinction, winning the Attorney General’s prize at an award ceremony presided over by the then Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Cosmas Adyebo.

In the same year he got a scholarship to study a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law at the famed University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Upon graduation in 1994, Mugira emerged the best student winning the international business law prize. He was thereafter enrolled as an advocate of the high court of Uganda and subordinate courts thereto.

In 1995, he got his first stint of legal practice with Hunt and Greg Company Advocates a few months before his appointment as a Private Secretary to President Museveni in April the same year.

Brigadier General James Mugira has attended a number of military courses including the Cadre Development course in 1986, Officer’s Basic Intelligence Course in 1987 and a Company Commanders Course at the famous Monduli Military Academy in Tanzania in 1998.

In 1999, Brig. James Mugira having actively participated in the negotiations and the drafting of the Lusaka Cease Fire Agreement, he was appointed by the president as the head of the Uganda Team on the Joint Military Commission, a body that was created under the Lusaka Cease Fire Agreement to oversee its implementation.

Mugira is married to Jackie Bayonga ,daughter of the late Mr. Ephraim and Mrs. Erina Rwakanengyere of Kahooma, Rubaya, Kashari and a graduate of Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University.

In 2001, at the rank of a Major, he was appointed the Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence.

In 2002, he was nominated to attend a one year senior command course at the Ghana Armed Forces command in Accra Ghana. It is during this period that he pursued yet another Masters Degree in International Affairs at Legon University in Ghana.

In 2004, the then Lt. Col. James Mugira and deputy CMI was sent for an International Intelligence Directors course at the defence intelligence and security center, Chick sands in the United Kingdom and in 2005, he did another military intelligence course at the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington DC, USA and after he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was later in the same year promoted to the rank of full Colonel and was appointed the commander of the UPDF Armoured Brigade based in Masaka where he served for 3 years until 2008.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier the same year and appointed the Chief of Military Intelligence. Brigadier Mugira served as the head of CMI for 3 years until the end of 2011 when he was appointed the Managing Director of the only defence industry- Luwero Industries a post he holds up to today.

In his military career, he has served as a member of different fora including the historical UPDF High Command, the High Command, the Defence Forces Council and various other forums in the East African Community.

Brigadier General James Mugira is a proud recipient of various awards and medals including the Luwero Triangle Medal, the Independence Medal and the African Union Medal.

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