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400 Police Officers Transferred to New Investigation Body

by Daniel Sabiiti
12:18 pm

National Police officers on a parade. Over 400 police officers were transferred to RIB

The Government of Rwanda has given the newly established Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) needed staff to start its full operations.

RIB, an institution which comes to carry out investigations on criminal cases, an assignment that was previously handled by Police Criminal investigation department got its top leadership on April 10th.

A day after – April 11th, a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame approved the inaugural staff of the institution.

The cabinet approved the transfer of 463 police officers to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).

Similarly, cabinet approved a Ministerial Order on secondment of 320 Non-commissioned officers and Police Constables of Rwanda National Police (RNP).

Justice Minister Johnson Busingye told KT Press that the recommendation of the non-commissioned officers and Police Constables could possibly be posted to work with RIB – which will mainly have civilians in its daily operations.

RIB was officially formed last year after parliament approved a law establishing and setting modalities of its function.

In the meantime, cabinet also approved salaries and fringe benefits for the above RIB staff and its managerial structure as stipulated by the law.

On April 10, 2018, President Kagame received oath of Colonel Jeannot Ruhunga, the RIB Secretary General and Isabelle Kalihangabo, as his Deputy.

In a related development, Cabinet approved a Ministerial Order promoting 10159 Non-commissioned Officers and Prison Warders of Rwanda Correctional Service and a Presidential Order promoting 236 Commissioners, Senior Officers and Junior Officers of Rwanda Correctional Service.