President Paul Kagame as commander in Chief has dismissed from the Rwandan army 132 soldiers, including 2 generals and 14 officers.
The announcement of the complete dismissal of 132 soldiers from the Rwandan army was issued on Wednesday night.
“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Rwanda and C-in-C of RDF has dismissed from RDF Maj Gen Aloys Muganga, Brig Gen Francis Mutiganda along with 14 officers. He has also authorized the dismissal of 116 other ranks and approved the rescission of service contracts of 112 other ranks. The dismissals and rescission of service contracts take immediate effect,” read the statement posted by the Ministry of Defence.
The Rwandan army spokesperson, Brig Gen Ronald Rwivanga, said that all those discharged are deprived of the rights granted to other soldiers who are discharged with honor.
Among the dismissed soldiers, there were many famous names in the Rwandan army.
Among them is General Major Aloys Muganga, who served in various roles in the Rwandan army. He was also the director of the military college in Gako.
He left this position in April 2019 and was appointed head of the military equipment department.
Another dismissed general is Brig Gen Mutiganda who is also the former Director General of Foreign Intelligence, before being removed from that role in 2018.
These soldiers were fired a few hours after President Paul Kagame made major changes in the Rwandan military.