RDF officers ‘not pardoned’
The four senior military officers who were this week released from house arrest were not pardoned, says the spokesperson of the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF).
Lt. Gen. Fred Ibingira, the Reserve Force Chief of Staff, has been allowed to resume his duties after three months under house arrest, while the other three remain suspended and under investigation, according to Brig. Gen. Joseph Nzabamwita.
Investigations established significant professional failures including indiscipline with respect to getting involved with businessmen, lack of professionalism and disregard for the RDF chain of command, added Brig. Gen. Nzabamwita.
“Lt. Gen. Ibingira was found culpable for the offences that led to his suspension and house arrest. The house arrest is deemed punishment commensurate to the offences he committed,” explained the spokesperson.
Brig. Gen. Richard Rutatina, Director, Military Intelligence (J2); Brig. Gen. Wilson Gumisiriza, Commander Third Division; and Col. Dan Munyuza, Director, External Security, remain under suspension as investigation continues.