Reshuffles in Rwanda’s intelligence

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By Robert Mugabe

KIGALI – President Paul Kagame, yesterday, reshuffled and named new officers to head the country’s security and intelligence agencies.

Major General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake is the new head of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS),

While Brigadier General Richard Rutatina who was the military and defence adviser to the president is now the new Head of J2- Military Intelligence.

Col. Dan Munyuza who was heading J2 was appointed the Head of External Intelligence in NISS while Col. Tom Byabagamba who have been the Republican guard boss and a senior officer since is its inception is now the head of the newly created department of Counter Terrorism unit in the Ministry of Defence and RDF.

In a related development, Captain Patrick Karuretwa will replace Brig. Gen Rutatina as the Defence and Security Advisor to the President.

Prior to his appointment, Maj. Gen Karenzi, who replaces Col. Dr. Emmanuel Ndahiro have been transferred to the ministry of defence. Maj. Gen. Karenzi was the head of the Rwanda Military Academy-Nyakinama.

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