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Kagame promotes officers, restructures RDF

The Head of State and Commander-in-Chief, President Paul Kagame has restructured the Rwanda Defence Force, deploying Brig Gen Francis Mutiganda to the institution’s HQ.

These changes were announced on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.

Brig. Gen Mutiganda was acting as Director General of the external security department at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). He was among the six colonels who were promoted to Brigadier General by the Head of State.

Col. Gerard Butera, who was the chief of protocol at the Office of the President was sent to RDF’s Headquarters for new duties. Lt. Col Emmanuel Rukundo who worked in NISS was also redeployed to RDF Headquarters.

Col. Joseph Karegire was promoted to Commander made Chief of the Military Police Regiment.

President Kagame promoted Lt. Col Ruki Karusisi to Colonel and was upgraded from Head of Operations in the Republican Guard (RG) to Deputy Commander, Special Operations Force (SOF).

Major Callixte Migabo, former Head of intelligence in the Republican Guard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed as the new Head of Operations RG.src:Igihe

The Express News

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