The appointment has been announced through a communiqué released by the Office of Prime Minister this Friday.
Dr. Kalinda was born in Kitabi Sector of Nyamagabe District. He holds a PhD in Business Law acquired from Ottawa University in Canada.
He pursued undergraduate and Master’s courses at the National University of Rwanda.
In 2015, Dr. Kalinda was elected to represent Rwanda in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) replacing Parliamentarian Céléstin Kabahizi who had resigned.
He once served as a lecturer and Dean of School of Law at University of Rwanda.
Dr. Kalinda joins Rwanda’s Senate replacing Dr. Augustin Iyamuremye, the Senate President who resigned recently on 8th December 2022 citing sickness reasons.