Kagame Promotes 5000 Soldiers, 500 Police

 Breaking News: RDF Gets Ten Fresh Generals

The Commander-In-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Forces, President Paul Kagame, has promoted 5726 RDF officers in different ranks. The promotions range from the rank of a Corporal to a Brigadier General.

The promotions come a month after the C-I-C made several changes in the senior leadership of the force.

A popular name among the promotions is the former Intelligence Chief, Dr. Emmanuel Ndahiro, who has been, with nine others, promoted from the rank of a colonel to the rank of a Brigadier General.

Defence and Military Spokesperson, Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita said in a statement that, “RDF leadership would like to congratulate all those who have been promoted.”

Here is the list as posted on the RDF website today in the afternoon
a. Colonels to the rank of Brigadier General – 10

(1) COL JOHN GASHAIJA BAGIRIGOMWA
(2) COL EMMANUEL NDAHIRO
(3) COL DENIS RUTAHA
(4) COL EPHREM RURANGWA
(5) COL EUGENE NKUBITO
(6) COL JEAN DAMASCENE SEKAMANA
(7) COL CHRIS MURARI
(8) COL DIDAS NDAHIRO
(9) COL FIRMIN BAYINGANA
(10) COL EVARISTE MURENZI

b. Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel – 46
c. Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel  –  182
d. Captains to the rank of Major –  685
e. Lieutenants to the rank of Captain – 1018
f. Second Lieutenants to the rank of Captain – 04
g. Other Ranks (Medical Doctors) to the rank of Captain – 03
h. Second Lieutenants to the rank of Lieutenant –   02
j. Sergeant Majors to the rank of Warrant Officer Two – 07
k. Staff Sergeants to the rank of Sergeant Major – 39
l. Sergeant to the rank of Sergeant Major – 01
m. Sergeants to the rank of Staff Sergeant – 20
n. Corporals to the rank of Sergeant – 272
o. Privates to the rank of Corporal – 3437

Meanwhile, the C-I-C also promoted 552 Police Officers in the Rwanda National Police.

The promotions are listed as follows:

a. Chief Superintendent promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) -21

(1) CSP Celestin Twahirwa

(2) CSP Joseph Rudasingwa

(3) CSP Vincent Sano

(4) CSP Felly B Rutagerura

(5) CSP Reverien Rugwizangoga

(6) CSP Yahaya Kamunuga

(7) CSP Emmanuel Karasi

(8) CSP Pascal Nkurikiyinfura

(9) CSP Eric Mustinzi

(10) CSP Robert Niyonshuti

(11) CSP Bertin Mutezintare

(12) CSP Egide Ruzigamanzi

(13) CSP Morris Murigo

(14) CSP JN Mbonyumuvunyi

(15) CSP Dismas Rutaganira

(16) CSP Kayijuka Sindayiheba

(17) CSP Rafiki Mujiji

(18) CSP Barthelmie Rugwizangoga

(19) CSP Fidel Mugengana

(20) CSP David Butare

(21) CSP Peter Karake

b. Senior Superintendent promoted to Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) – 23

c. Superintendent promoted to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) – 26

d. Chief Inspector Promoted to Superintendent of Police (SP) – 53

e. Inspector promoted to Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) – 54

f. Assistant Inspector Promoted to Inspector of Police (IP) – 367

g. Chief Sergeant promoted to AIP-03

h. Sergeant promoted to AIP: 13

j. Police Constable promoted to Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP): 02




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