Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni banned top military commanders, including his son and Commander of the Land Forces (CLF), Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, from commenting on security and foreign policy issues on social media platforms, reported Daily Monitor.
The decision follows a meeting the Commander-in-Chief held with service chiefs last weekend, days after Deputy Chief of Defense Forces (D/CDF) Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu placed the Ugandan army on class 1 standby, the agency reported. .
Among those summoned was the Chief of Defense Forces, General Wilson Mbadi, who traveled to Kenya to discuss with his regional counterparts, details of an East African force aimed at pacifying eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, D/CDF Elwelu, CLF Muhoozi, service chiefs and other commanders deemed relevant to issues for discussions.
This is the highest level of combat readiness and the order prohibits the movement of troops and military equipment, and requires commanders to make regular daily calls to establish where soldiers are and what they are doing.