On Wednesday, the Commander in Chief of all armed forces, Gen. Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni made a mega shake up in the police and military ahead of the 2021 general elections. In the executive letter issued yesterday, Gen. Museveni made changes in the army and dropped his right hand man, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Mzee from his role as the Deputy Inspector General of Police just a couple of years in service. Sources privy to the reshuffle say that Mr. Museveni was bitter towards Maj. Gen. Sabiiti whom he accused of neglecting duty to the level that there was collateral damage in the city during last month’s deadly free Bobi Wine protests. Museveni says that due to Sabiiti’s reluctance, instability allegedly spearheaded by opposition youths struck Kampala city and left over 54 people dead. Museveni says this could have been contained on time only if Sabiiti ‘knew that it would occur’. “The old man says Sabiiti’s intelligence was lacking,” a security source tells this site. “He wonders what would have occured if the SFC did not intervene to contain the protests,” the source further reveals.

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Maj. Sabiiti who is in the intensive care unit after contracting the novel Corona virus disease could not respond to the reshuffle. The bedridden DIPG appeared on the proposed US sanctions list over his indulgement in aggravated human rights violations. His personal aide reveals that his senior has not problem with the changes made. “Reshuffles happen in the army. Our senior, Don Nabaasa was redeployed to Somalia after the 2018 Bobi Wine saga in Arua and now he is back. These are minor issues,” his aide reacts. “When he is in position to speak to the media, he will but for now we have to keep waiting,” he adds.

In his reshuffle letter, Museveni glorified the SFC for killing 54 Ugandan citizens whom he accused of leading the protests. “I congratulate the UPDF for defeating the insurrection that the traitors with their foreign backers attempted to stage a few weeks back. The police must be made to do its duty of defending Ugandans from lawlessness…,” part of his letter reads.

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Museveni also redeployed his son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba back to the Special Forces Command ahead of the polls. The appointment appears to be inspired by political motives as the elderly dictator prepares for a transition from himself to his own son. This can only be fully achieved if the first son commands a huge force in the army. For Ochola’s retention, the old man intends to do away with the tribal and nepotic narrative. He wants the Japadhola remnant (Ochola) to be deputised by Paul Loketch from Pader so that in case of the anticipated post elections bloodshed, Westerners do not take a lion’s share of the blame.

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