Ugandan president and also Commander-in-Chief (CiC) of the Armed Forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, has finally wielded the axe and knifed the top two air force Commanders over the chopper crash which claimed seven lives and the country’s three most expensive military choppers.
The incident happened last month and his own brother Gen. Salim SALEH has been conducting a commission of inquiry into the saga.
Reacting in the immediate aftermath of the chopper saga, Museveni said some characters in the army’s command had been negligent. He even issued a statement saying he would not accept anything like the choppers had confronted bad weather in the Mt. Kenya area where they crashed.
Acting on Gen. Salim Saleh’s report over the Mt. Kenya chopper crash, the President fired Airforce commander Lt. Gen Jim Oweyesigire and Chief of Staff (CoS), Brig. Moses Rwakitarate.