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Museveni’s son: “I will be retiring from the UPDF this year”

Author: BBC | Published: Monday, March 27, 2023

The eldest son of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says he will be retiring from the army this year, after almost three decades of service.

Muhoozi Kainerugaba, an army general, made the announcement in a Twitter post.

“I will be retiring from the UPDF this year,” he tweeted

He made a similar announcement on Twitter in March last year when he was the commander of land forces. But the army said it had not officially received Mr. Kainerugaba’s retirement request.

His latest retirement remarks come days after he deleted a tweet announcing that he will stand for the presidency in 2026.

The tweeting general has not hidden his ambition to take over the top job from his 78-year-old father, who has led Uganda since 1986.

The Ugandan law does not allow serving soldiers to participate in politics.

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