This includes individuals whose contractual duties have concluded and others who are departing the military due to medical reasons. The announcement regarding these retirements was made on Wednesday, August 30, through an official statement released by RDF.
Among the notable retirees are four-star generals including James Kabarebe and Fred Ibingira.
Additionally, two three-star generals, Charles Kayonga and Frank Mushyo Kamanzi, are included in the list. Both Kabarebe and Kayonga have previously held the position of Chief of Defence Staff within the RDF, while the other two have served as service chiefs in the past.
James Kabarebe, who has also served as the Minister of Defence, presently holds the role of Senior Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security. Meanwhile, Frank Mushyo Kamanzi currently serves as Rwanda’s Ambassador to Russia.
The roster of retirees also encompasses five Major Generals: Martin Nzaramba, Eric Murokore, Augustin Turagara, Charles Karamba, and Albert Murasira. Additionally, there are three Brigadier Generals: Chris Murari, Didace Ndahiro, and Emmanuel Ndahiro. Noteworthy among them, Albert Murasira is the Minister of Emergency Management, and Charles Karamba currently serves as Rwanda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union.
Eric Murokore has held the position of Regional Reserve Force Commander-Northern, while Augustin Turagara was formerly the Commandant of the RDF General Headquarters-Kanombe.
In conjunction with the retirements, the statement from the RDF also communicates that President Kagame has approved the retirement of 83 senior officers, six junior officers, and 86 senior noncommissioned officers.
Furthermore, this approval covers 678 individuals whose contracts have concluded and 160 individuals who are leaving due to medical discharges.