President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga as the overall operations coordinator of security in Kampala Metropolitan area during and after elections.
Muhanga will takeover all police operations and will be based at Naguru police headquarters.
According to sources Gen. Muhanga will report directly to the president and the joint security taskforce but moreso, he will work closely with his comrade as they fought in Somalia Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech and the duo are known in the security circles as the ‘ruthless’ commanders of Somalia.
Gen.Muhanga has previously served as the Commander of the UPDF Contingent in Somalia in 2014.
He is an elder brother to veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda and legislator Margaret Muhanga.
In 2019 at the height of the escalation of the relations between Uganda and Rwanda, he was recalled and named 2nd Division commander before he was replaced by the then Brig.Lokech and taken to a South African National Defence College for a one year Defence strategic course.