Police Chief, Namuhoranye promoted to Commissioner General

On 21 July 2023 at 06:45

President Paul Kagame has promoted the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police (RNP), Felix Namuhoranye from the rank of Deputy Commissioner General (DCG) to the rank of Commissioner General (CG).

The statement announcing the promotion was released on 20th July 2023.

He was appointed as Rwanda Police Chief on 20th February 2023 replacing Dany Munyuza who had held the position since 2018.

Prior to this position, CG Namuhoranye served as the Deputy IGP in charge of operations.

CG Namuhoranye served as the Commandant of the National Police College (NPC) from June 2011 to 2018. During this period, he oversaw the advanced policing education of hundreds of senior officers from Rwanda and the region at the Master’s level.

The NPC, located in Musanze, not only trains police and correctional officers from Rwanda but also welcomes participants from various African countries. Graduates from nations such as Botswana, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe have successfully completed their education at this esteemed institution.

In addition to his role at the NPC, CG Namuhoranye has a distinguished history of service. He notably served as the UN Police Chief Training Officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and held several significant positions within the RNP, including Chief of Traffic Police and Roads Safety, Commissioner of Inspectorate of Services and Ethics, and Chief of Operations, Training, and Planning.

Beyond his professional achievements, CG Namuhoranye is recognized for his role as one of the RPA soldiers who contributed to liberating Rwanda and halting the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Namuhoranye’s career path saw him remain in military service, where he served in various capacities until his transfer to the Rwanda National Police.

Academically, CG Namuhoranye is well-educated, holding a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a Masters Degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi.

CG Namuhoranye is a graduate of the National Defense College - Karen (Kenya), the International College of Policing - Bramshill (UK), and the Canadian Royal Police College (Ottawa).

His impressive educational background undoubtedly complements his extensive experience in the field of law enforcement and policing.

Police Chief, Namuhoranye has been promoted to the rank of Commissioner General.