President of Rwanda and Commander-in-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force, Paul Kagame on Monday evening made appointments and changes within the force.
The head of state in the new deployments appointed senior army officers to key positions, filling the vacant position of Airforce Chief of Staff with Maj Gen Emmanuel Bayingana.
Bayingana was recently named the Chief Executive Officer of Zigama Credit and Savings Society, replacing Albert Murasira, whom CIC appointed Minister for Defence.
In the changes which took immediate effect, Bayingana now takes over the Airforce docket which fell vacant after Maj Gen Andrew Karamba was sent to Tanzania as Rwanda’s Ambassador.
Kagame also appointed Brig Gen Vincent Nyakarundi as head of Defence Intelligence. Nyakarundi who has been serving as Rwanda’s Defence attaché to United States replaced Col Andrew Nyamvumba who now head the Defence Research and Development docket.
He previously worked as Defence attaché to Canada where he was accused of espionage by opposition groups