First son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has congratulated Ugandan trained General Odowaa Yusuf Raage who has been appointed the new Commander of the Somali National Army (SNA).
Muhoozi said at 32 years old, Gen Raage is now the youngest Chief of Defence Forces in the region.
“Our prayers and good wishes to you General and our brothers and sisters in Somalia,” Muhoozi said.
General Odowaa Yusuf Raage has been the head of the SNA ground forces.
He replaces sacked Dahir Adan Elmi in the new shake-up by the Federal Government.
Under General Raage’s command of immediate forces, Somali military backed by troops from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) recently liberated town and villages in Lower Jubba, Lower Shabelle, and Middle Shabelle regions that still have the grip of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab.
Among the areas liberated include, Awdeeghle town, Sabiid, Barrier and Elsalini.
Meanwhile, Fahad Yasin will now head the substantive Somalia spy agency NISA following a major shakeup in the security sector Thursday 22nd August 2019.
The new spy Yasin has been deputy director general of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) for about ten months and was elevated to the top of the agency.
He was moved from Villa Somalia as chief of staff in August 2018.
The shake-up also affected the police force which saw deputy army Chief Abdi Hassan Hajar elevated as the new boss.
Mahad Abdirahman Adan was appointed to charge of the prisons department.