Brig. Octavius Butuuro


Brigadier, Octavius Butuuro the Managing Director of National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) the business arm of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force which falls under Luwero Industries is set to bounce back in the intelligence cycles as his name is reported to have been forwarded to President Yoweri Museveni for consideration for appointment as the Director General of Internal Security Organisation.

Brig. Butuuro is the younger brother to Uganda’s Chief Justice, Justice Bart Katureebe.  Brig. Butuuro is set to replace Col. Kaka Bagyenda whose stay at the spy agency has been tarnished by reports of alleged torture by Members of Parliament on the committee of human rights.

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Col. Kaka has lately been at loggerheads with Uganda Laws Society for allegedly arresting and kidnapping some members of the society.

In July 2017, Butuuro replaced Major General James Mugira as MD-NEC. Brigadier Butuuro has in the past served in senior positions as Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence, Uganda Defence Attaché in Rwanda and l Defence Attaché in the Republic of the Sudan in Khartoum.

Him and Ambassador Richard Kabonero, the then Uganda’s High Commissioner to Rwanda were the darling of the Kigali establishment as they boosted Uganda’s military ties with Rwanda. It is also said that the Kigali establishment were confortable working with Brig. Butuuro while he served as Deputy Chief of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. He hails from the greater Bushenyi which has been split into multiply districts.