The handover and takeover took place on Tuesday 6th June 2023 in the presence of selected RDF General and Senior Officers.
Both Lt Gen Muganga and Maj Gen Nyakarundi were assigned to the new duties on Monday under a reshuffle in top RDF made by President Paul Kagame who also serves as the Commander-In-Chief of RDF.
Lt Gen Muganga who previously served as the Army Chief of Staff replaced Gen Jean Bosco Kazura who had held the position since 2019.
Other changes saw Juvenal Marizamunda, the Commissioner General of the Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) appointed Minister of Defence replacing Maj Gen Albert Murasira.
Among others, Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha has been named Acting Head of Military Intelligence in the RDF replacing Maj Gen Nyakarundi.
Several other notable appointments include Maj Gen Alex Kagame, who has been named Joint Task Force Commander in Mozambique, replacing Maj Gen Eugene Nkubito, who has been assigned as the Commander of the 3rd Division operating in Rwanda’s Western Province.
Colonel Theodomir Bahizi has been appointed as the Battle Group Commander in Mozambique.
Lt Col Augustin Migabo has been promoted to Colonel and appointed as Deputy Commander of the Special Force Command.
Meanwhile, Brig Gen Evariste Murenzi appointed as the new Commissioner General of the RCS.
Another key change includes the appointment of Jean Bosco Ntibitura as the Director General of the Internal Security Service (NISS), a position previously held by the current Minister of Interior, Alfred Gasana.