Updf receives first female spokesperson


Brig Gen. Flavia Byekwaso has become the first female to be appointed as Updf spokesperson, replacing Brig Richard Karemire.

“Please join me to welcome Hon Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso appointed the Defence Spokesperson following the end of my tour of duty. I have been assigned to EAC Secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer.I look forward to working on Integration as the solution for our strategic security,” outgoing spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire tweeted.


Brigadier Gen. Flavia Byekwaso is currently a member of parliament representing the army in the 10th Parliament.

Karemire has been appointed to the EAC secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer.

President Yoweri Museveni also commander-in-chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces, made other key appointments and changes.


1.Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka – Chief of Production and Welfare.
2.Maj Gen Moses Ddiba Ssentongo – Chief Mubende Rehabilitation Centre.
3.Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa – Chief of Staff Reserve Forces
4.Maj Gen Francis Okello – Comdt National Defense College.
5.Maj Gen Innocent Oula – Deputy MD NEC.
6.Maj Gen Don Nabasa – Contingent Commander – AMISOM.
7.Brig Gen Emanuel Rwashande – Chief Civil Military Cooperation
8.Brig Gen Stephen Oluka – deployed to OWC
9.Brig Gen George Etyang – OWC
10.Brig Gen Jeff Mukasa – Director Counter Terrorism
11.Brig Gen William Beinomugisha – 2/ic 2 Division

  1. Brig Gen James Kaija – Defense Advisor UK
  2. Brig Gen Fred Karara – DA Sudan
  3. Brig Gen Christopher Bbossa – DA China.
  4. Brig Gen Mike Kisame – DA Kenya
  5. Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe – 3 Div Commander
  6. Brig Gen Simon Ocan – DA Switzerland
  7. .Brig Gen Michael Kabango – Seconded to AU Peace Support Operations Department.
  8. Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye – OWC.
  9. Brig Gen Mathew Gureme -Chief of Training
    & Recruitment.
  10. Brig Gen Richard Karemire – Defence Liaison Officer (DLO) EAC Secretariat Headquarters.
  11. Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso – Defence Spokesperson
  12. Brig Gen Tingira Irumba – Chief of Policy& Plans
  13. Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe – Commander National Counter Terrorism Centre.
  14. Brig Gen Richard Otto – Deputy CMI
  15. Brig Gen James Nambale – DA Turkey.
  16. Brig Gen Robert Ocama – OW
  17. Col Bahoku Barigye – DA Cuba
  18. Col Keith Katungi – Commandant Military police.