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Written by  Oct 10, 2017

The commander in chief of armed forces President Gen.Yoweri Museveni has made several changes in senior positions in UPDF in the new changes, M7 appointed Brigadier Dick Prit Olum the country’s Defence Advisor in

Kinshasa in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Brig Olumu will be replacing Brig. Geoffrey ‘Taban’ Kyabihende who passed away in early August this year. Brig Olum, has been the Commanding Officer of the 3Division based in Moroto, since April 2015.

He also served as the commander of the UPDF contingent in Somalia from June 2013 to Nov 2014 Brigadier Richard Otto is now the new 3 Division Commander Brig Otto has been UPDF’s Contingent Commander of the African Union Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) and is credited for defeating LRA in Central African Republic. Meanwhile, Colonel Omero Tingira Irumba has been sent to Khartoum as a Defence Adviser from Somalia where he has been a Defence Attaché. He previously served as the UPDF’s Director of Counter Terrorism. He is replaced by Brigadier Joseph Lucky Kidega who leaves 1st Division command to become the new Defence Adviser in Mogadishu Somalia.

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