June 8, 2019

More Than 300 Soldiers and Police Dismissed

President Paul Kagame addresses RDF troops at a previous event

President Paul Kagame and line ministers have dismissed a total of 322 officers and men from the Rwanda Defence Forces and the Rwanda National Police.

Kagame for his part fired 5 RDF officers, 20 police officers and an additional 30 police officers dismissed “without notice”.

In statement released today morning from the cabinet meeting chaired by the President yesterday, the reasons for the dismissal of such a large number of officers were not given.

However, similar dismissals previously have been as result of corruption and poor conduct.

The Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye, who oversees the Police, dismissed without notice 147 non-commissioned officers and low-ranking Police officers from Rwanda National Police.

Busingye also dismissed 101 non-commissioned officers and low-ranking Police officers from Police.

The Defence Minister Major General Albert Murasira dismissed 1 non-commissioned officer and 18 enlisted personnel from the RDF.

In the same cabinet meeting, many other officers were dismissed fom the Rwanda Correctional Services.

Many others were retired from the three bodies.

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