Gen Yoweri Museveni, Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces has appointed former Special Forces Commader, Maj Gen Don Nabasa as the New Commander of Military Police.
The outgoing Commander of Military Police, Brig Gen Keith Katungi heads to Somalia to replace Nabasa.
Whereas Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is yet to issue an official statement, SoftPower News has it on good authority from an impeccable security source that this shuffle involves only two senior commanders.
“That is the only change, the rest are junior commanders,” the source said.
This comes on the heels of a recent domestic terrorism attack at an eating point in Komamboga and a Monday 25 October explosion in a Mbarara city -based Swift bus at Lugala along Kampala – Masaka highway. The bus was headed to Ishaka in Bushenyi district.
Nabasa has been the Ugandan Contingent Commander in Somalia, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Nabasa who has commanded Uganda’s troops in Somalia for one year, had previously served in the same country in 2014 as the Special Forces Component Commander and took part in numerous military operations that culminated in the capture of a number of key towns from the Al-Shabaab, including Barawe.
Prior to his deployment in Somalia as contingent commander, Nabasa served as the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite unit that is responsible for the security of the President of Uganda and special operations. He has also served in other capacities in UPDF.