Maj Gen James Birungi has been appointed as the commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
Maj Gen Birungi who has been the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force (UPDAF) chief of Staff replaces Maj Gen Don Nabasa who has been sent for training, according to highly placed sources.
“Maj Gen Nabasa is heading out for a course. The course is good for SFC and the UPDF. Maj Gen James Birungi is the incoming SFC Commander,” SFC spokesperson Major Jimmy Omara said in an interview with this reporter on Tuesday evening.
Maj Gen Nabasa was appointed to head SFC, an elite unit that is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and special operations in January 2017.
He took over from Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who was appointed Senior Presidential Adviser on military affairs.