Under the command of SSP Fabien Musinguzi, the contingent has a mission of ensuring security of the citizens, UN staff and other NGOs personnel operating in South Sudan. The team is composed of 72 women, making 30 %.
CP Bruce Munyambo, representing the Rwanda National Police management said that the has been prepared well and is ready to fulfill their assigned mission in South Sudan.
CP Munyambo said that this is the fifth contingent deployed and the UN Mission is very pleased with Rwanda’s contribution in peacekeeping missions.
The contingent will stay in the Upper Nile region, the city of Malakal.
Rwanda has more than 1000 police peacekeepers deployed in UN missions in Sudan, Haiti, South Sudan, and the Central Africa Republic which makes Rwanda the second largest police peacekeeping contributing country.