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Rwanda Peacekeepers take over the protection of CAR Elected President

Rwanda Defence Force Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt3) serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has taken over from Rwanda’s Police Protection and Support Unit the responsibilities of providing security to the Central African Republic (CAR) new elected President, HE Faustin Archange TOUADERA.


The Rwanbatt3 will also remain in charge of providing security to the interim President Her Excellence Madame Catherine SAMBA PANZA.

Rwanda Police Peacekeepers Contingent (PSU) has been in charge of HE Faustin Touadera’s security since 8 January 2016, when CAR elections went on second run-off with Mr. Touadera as one of the two contestants for the CAR Presidency. Since then Rwanda Police Contingent successfully provided security to the elected President.

Rwanbatt3 is tasked -among other duties-to provide full protection to the new CAR elected President, including providing security at his the Office, at the presidential palace and wherever he is present.

During the hand over-take over ceremony, the Rwanda Police was represented by the SSP Paul BUTERA (operations Officer), on behalf of ACP Benoit KAYIJUKA the Commanding Officer of the Protection Support Unit (PSU), and the Rwanbatt3 by Maj Epimaque KAYITARE (Operations Officer) and Maj Santos KANAMUGIRE, Commanding the Company in Charge of the CAR presidential Security.

By Robert Muriisa via RDF.

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