Gen Rwigamba, former Police chief passes on

By IGIHE
On 17 October 2019 at 12:58

Gen Andrew Rwigamba, former Inspector General of Rwanda National Police (RNP) has passed away. He was prior to his demise working at the Ministry of Defense.

IGIHE learnt that Gen Rwigamba breathed his last in Cairo International Medical Center where he went for treatment.

Rwigamba assumed different offices as the Commissioner General of Rwanda National Police prior to 2008 when he was relieved of his duties and replaced by Emmanuel Gasana in 2013.

The post was temporarily being filled by Deputy Commissioner General, Mary Gahonzire who was at the time appointed Head the National Prisons Services.

Andrew Rwigamba was sent to retirement from RDF at the rank of Brigadier General in October 2013 along with other senior and non-commissioned officers.

He was among the first batch of senior officers sent into retirement that took part in stopping the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Following his retirement, Gen Rwigamba was appointed the Director-General in charge of Foreign Military Relations and Cooperation at the Ministry of Defense.

Andrew Rwigamba was sent to retirement from RDF at the rank of Brigadier General in October 2013

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