Museveni Appoints Brig Felix Kulayigye As New UPDF Spokesperson

Museveni Appoints Brig Felix Kulayigye As New UPDF Spokesperson

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: President Museveni has appointed Brig Felix Kulayigye as the new UPDF and Ministry of Defence spokesperson.

This has been confirmed by the acting UPDF spokesperson Lt, Col. Ronald Kakurungu saying Brig. Gen Kulayigye will replace Brig. Flavia Byekwaso who is on one year course.

“Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye has been appointed Defence Spokesperson, replacing Brig-Gen Flavia Byekwaso currently attending National Defence College Uganda. We welcome back Gen Kulayigye to the Office of Defence Spokesperson,” Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kulayigye replaces Brig Flavia Byekwaso was earlier this year was sent to the National Defence College for a one-year course.

About Felix Kalayigye

Born in 1964, in Masaka Kulayigye has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning both from Makerere University.

He joined the army in 1989 after completing his first university degree and served as a commander in the war against Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) rebel group in Northern Uganda.

Kulayigye has also in the past served under the Presidential Protection Unit which later metamorphosed to the Special Forces Command(SFC)  in the UPDF but also served as the army’s Chief Political Commissar.

In 2016, he was elected as a UPDF representative in the 10th parliament.

He was in February 2019 promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier.

This is Brig Kulayigye’s second stint as UPDF and Ministry of Defence spokesperson, having served in the same position between 2005 and 2013.

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