He replaces Commissioner General Dan Munyuza who has held the duties since 2018.
The statement released by the Office of Prime Minister on Monday 20th February 2023, also reads that Commissioner of Police (CP) Vincent Sano has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner General of Police (DCGP) in charge of operations.
CP Sano has been serving as the Commissioner in charge of Finance prior to his new appointment.
Among others, Kagame named Col Celestin Kanyamahanga as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence replacing Maj Gen Emmanuel Bayingana.
The new Police Chief was appointed DCGP in charge of operations in 2018. He had previously served as the Commandant of National Police College.