Brig Henry Tumukunde has been promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and retired from the army.
The army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed: “Yes, Brig Tumukunde is now a Lt Gen and retired from the army,” he said.
Brig Tumukunde who has been not deployed for the last ten years, jumps the rank of major General in the shocking promotion by president Museveni after he fell out with the regime in 2005.
He was later arrested, charged with spreading harmful propaganda and sentenced to serious caution.
Sources say he has reconciled with the regime and is headed for bigger positions in security agencies.
He joined the army in 1982 after finishing Makerere University where he was involved in the anti-Obote government activities.