Gen Museveni holds closed door meeting with Security Chiefs


KAMPALA– President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is also the commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, yesterday held a meeting with all the country’s security chiefs at State House, Entebbe.

According to a social media tweet President posted today, their discussions focused on the general security situation in the country.

According to our reliable source, the closed-door meeting saw President Museveni meet all the security chiefs at once, for the first time since the end of the January,14th 2021 elections in which he was declared the winner and during the closed-door meeting, the security chiefs discussed with the commander in chief, ways of improving and consolidating the country’s security.

The meeting was attended by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, the Special Forces Commander Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Maj Gen Paul Lokech, the Deputy Inspector General of Police among other top security brass in the country.

With only a month to the January 14th 2021 elections, President Museveni made a major shakeup in the security set up in which he appointed Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the new Special Forces Commander to replace Maj Gen James Birungi who was sent to South Sudan on a special assignment to monitor the demoblisation and integration of South Sudan troops and the President also appointed Maj Gen Paul Lokech as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police to replace Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi.

Political analysts said that the changes were inevitable after those in comand failed to properly handle the deadly November 18th and 19th 2021 protests in several parts of the country that left over 50 people dead and the newly appointed commanders were then tasked to ensure that there is no repeat of the same as the country geared towards the 2021 general elections which many had predicted to be violent.

“You heard people saying that there will be violence in elections but we disappointed them because everyone voted in peace” President Museveni boosted after the election.

However, members of the opposition in Ugandan have complained of the abduction of their relatives by security organs towards, during and after the 2021 elections but President Museveni recently said the people had been arrested for either participating in the November 18th and 19th protests or were planning to disrupt the January 14th polls.

Government is yet to release a list of those who are missing despite a directive by President Museveni over the same and this has prompted many to conclude that the directive was only meant to calm the angry and worried Ugandans about the whereabouts of their relatives.

However, the Opposition National Unity Platform has today released a list of more than 200 people who are believed to have been abducted by security agencies and are still missing.

Early this week the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga tasked the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo to produce the list of the missing people or else the Government takes responsibility of their disappearance.