Rwanda: Rwanda president has sacked his defence minister and replaced him with the country's army chief.

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Rwanda president has sacked his defence minister and replaced him with the country's army chief.

256 News has just landed on scanty information on the development.

Army Chief, Gen. James Kabarebe replaces Defence Minister Marcel Gatsinzi in a reshuffle just announced from the capital Kigali.

Gen. Charles Kayonga replaces Gen Kabarebe as army chief while Gen. Muhire is transferred to airforce as head of reserve force.

Last month, the country former army chief, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa fled the country through neighbouring Uganda.

Whether the army shake-up is a response to this or not remains to be seen.

 

Here is the list of how the reshuffle has taken place

 

Ashingiye ku bubasha ahabwa n'itegeko nshinga rya Republika y'u Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Perezida wa Republika y'u Rwanda, yashinze imirimo aba bakurikira:

1. Gen James Kabarebe, Ministre w'ingabo/The Minister of Defence.

2. Lt Gen Charles Kayonga, Umugaba mukuru w'ingabo/ Chief of Defence Staff.... See More

3. Maj Gen Caesar Kayizari Umugaba w'ingabo zirwanira k’ubutaka/ Army Chief of Staff.

4. Lt Gen Charles Muhire yagizwe umugaba w’ ingabo ingabo zishobora kwitabazwa kurwanirira igihugu igihe cyose bibaye ngombwa . /the Reserve Force Commander.

5. Major Joseph Damari yazamuwe mu ntera ahabwa ipeti rya Colonel agirwa umuyobozi w’agateganyo w’ ingabo zirwanira mu kirere./ Acting Air Force Chief of Staff.

6. Lt Col Dan Munyuza yazamuwe mu ntera ahabwa ipeti rya Colonel Agirwa umuyobozi w’ ishami rishinzwe ubutasi n’ iperereza mu ngabo z’ igihugu./ J2

7. Major Gatete Karuranga yazamuwe mu ntera ku ipeti rya Colonel agirwa umuyobozi w’ urwego rushinzwe ubutasi bwo hanze y’ igihugu. Director General of External intelligence.

8. Bri Gen Jack Musemakweri yagizwe umuyobozi w’ishami rishinzwe politiki mu gisirikare no guhuza izindi nzego./J5

Ni itangazo dukesha perezidansi ya Republika y’ u Rwanda.
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