By Martha Nakimuli
President Museveni’s son Col. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has completed a national security course from South Africa.
Muhoozi who is the Commander of the Special Forces completed 22 weeks ‘Executive National Security Programme’ run at the South African National Defence College (SANDC.
‘The essence of the course is ‘national security’, you spend 22 weeks studying national security …”Muhoozi said according to New Vision
Other Ugandan officials in Uganda who have undergone the course include;Brigadier Paul Lokech, the commander of Uganda’s contingent in Somalia, and Colonel Apollo Kasita Gowa, the commandant of Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka.
After high school Muhoozi , was admitted to the Royal Military College Sandhurst and graduated in 2000. Upon his return to Uganda from Sandhurst in 2000, Kainerugaba was assigned to the Presidential Protection Unit as a Second Lieutenant. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Major in the UPDF. As a Major, he became a brigade commander in the Presidential Guard Brigade.
In 2007 he was admitted to a one-year course at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, graduating in June 2008.
Following his graduation from Fort Leavenworth in 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Commander of the Special Forces Group in the Uganda People’s Defense Force.