By Ismail Kwame Nkurunziza
Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday appointed Lynder Nkuranga, as the Director of External Intelligence and she has become the first woman to occupy that position.
Nkuranga, 40, a long-serving police officer who has Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies, previously served as a Director of Cooperation and Protocol.
She was the only woman in the police command structure which is made up of 36 senior officers.
She replaces Col. (Rtd) Anaclet Kalibata, whose tenure expired recently.
The appointment of Ms Nkuranga, who is married to John Nyavumba, the brother of Gen Patrick Nyavumba, the former army chief said to be close to members of the First Family, came as a huge shock to many Rwandan critics who regard her as novice in security matters.
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