The retired Major, who claims to have started his military career with the Uganda Army during the reign of Iddi Amin, participated in Museveni's sectarian Bush War. Upon Museveni coming to power, Rwakanuuma served under the Finance Department as a Paymaster where as was the norm then, he hit a jackpot. He retired at the rank of Captain in the early 1990s and contested for the position of Constituent Assembly (CA) Delegate in 1994 but lost to Byarugaba Bakunda. Rwakanuuma soon found his way into local government where as a District Councilor, he became the Mbarara District Secretary for Defence. When Museveni rolled out his nortorious Operation Wembley (OW), Capt. Rwakanuuma jumped into the fray becoming the Regional Commander of OW. Deputized by a one Capt. Rudahigwa, they established an operational base at Kamukuzi. Hell broke loose and mayhem descended on Ankole and Kigezi sub-regions. Arbitrary arrests, torture, detention without trial, extortion, theft of private property and summary executions became the order of the day. The bodies of his victims were dumped in the ranches around Ssanga along the Mbarara - Kampala highway.
When OW was rebranded to Rapid Response Unit (RRU), Rwakanuuma continued in the same role as its Regional Coordinator. When Isingiro was given a district status, he became its first NRM District Chairman unopposed after he violently threatened Nathan Byanyima out of the race. When Museveni rolled out his hopeless army-led Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), now Maj. Rwakanuuma was assigned to the position of OWC Coordinator for Isingiro District. Obviously, like all other retired soldiers, he had to be armed and don military fatigue. Moreover, he had been promoted to the rank of Major while in retirement. Many people in the Western region were officially issued and possess guns including those who had never been in military service. It is said that his son, Jeff Rwakanuuma who works with State House is eyeing the Isingiro Parliamentary seat for 2021. It is most likely that Maj. Rwakanuuma's woes are linked to his son's political ambitions and by the Court Martial confining him to Kampala, he won't be able to campaign for his son.
The cadre who tortured others for alleged illegal possession of firearms, is facing incarceration over the same. That is how Museveni handsomely rewards his bootlickers.
INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM