Sunday, April 2, 2023

Paul Kagame’s son joins elite presidential security team

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s son, 2nd Lieutenant Ian Kagame has joined his father’s presidential security detail.

Clad in a dark suit, white shirt and blue tie, the lieutenant’s first appearance in the Rwandan Defense Forces Presidential team was during the national prayer breakfast 2023 on Sunday at Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Pictures of him on hawk-eye watch over his father and his surroundings have gone viral.

The presidential guard which is in charge of the security of the Head of State and First family, is one of the three elite units of the National Army.

In August 2022, Ian Kagame graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), the UK’s most prestigious military college since joining the school in 2021.

He was one among three Rwandan officers who graduated from the military school.

“Such a proud moment! Congratulations Ian, thank you for the joy you brought us! This ceremony was one for the books!” First Lady Jeannette Kagame tweeted.

Royal Military Academy in the UK is attended by sons of world leaders including President Yoweri Museveni’s controversial son Muhoozi Kainerugaba who graduated in 2000.

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba encouraged him to complete his studies at RMAS, wishing him all the best.

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“Be strong, be very fit and let nobody intimidate you! You were always strong even as a young child!”

The following month after graduation from RMAS, Ian Kagame graduated from the Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Bugesera District.

This gave him acclamation to the title of a Rwandan Defence Forces Officer and enabled him to be part of the Rwandanese army.

He is the third-born and second-youngest son of President Kagame. Speculations have arisen that Ian Kagame is being groomed to take the mantle from his father.

He is expected to be promoted to the army.

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