Maj. Gen. Charles Okidi, Col Abdul Rugumayo appointed Deputies UPDF Airforce, CMI respectively

Date: 2022-03-18

By Nabirye Esther

Maj. Gen. Charles Okidi has been appointed the new UPDF air force deputy commander by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

“The President and commander in chief of UPDF has made the following appointments including Maj Gen Charles Okidi as Deputy Commander Airforce,” the army spokesperson, Brig Felix Kulayigye said on Thursday evening.

Maj Gen Okidi has been serving as the air force Chief of Staff, a position he took over in 2019, replacing then Maj Gen Paul Lokech who had been appointed as special envoy to South Sudan.

In the latest changes, Maj Gen Okidi has been replaced by Brig David Agonyi as Chief of Staff in the air force whereas Col Abdul Rugumayo has been appointed as the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence deputy commander.

Maj  Gen Okidi for a long-time served as a pilot to President Museveni and as the Director Operations at the Air Force headquarters in Entebbe.