Rwandan First Son, 2nd Lt Ian Kagame has joined the elite Presidential Guard within the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF).
The presidential guard is the military unit that guards Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame and his household.
Ian, appeared publicly for the primary time taking up his new task on the Annual Nationwide Prayer Breakfast held on Sunday.
The annual occasion was attended by President Kagame, Rwandan authorities dignitaries and clergy.
Ian, who’s President Kagame’s third born, joins the elite guard three months after he was commissioned as a cadet on the elite Rwanda Army Academy.
A graduate of United Kingdom’s Royal Army Academy, Sandhurst, Ian will now be a part of his father’s safety element.
Nevertheless, his newest function has left many suggesting that he might be strolling within the footsteps of Ugandan President Museveni’s son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who beforehand served within the Particular Forces Command (SFC), an elite unit equal to the Presidential Guard within the RDF.
Muhoozi served within the SFC as commander, from 2008 to 2017 and once more from December 2020 to 2021 earlier than being elevated to Commander of Land Forces.
Muhoozi and Ian are believed to childhood associates from when Kagame lived in Uganda earlier than turning into Rwanda’s President.
Infact, Muhoozi has beforehand opened about a few of his childhood reminiscences with Ian.
Final yr, Muhoozi mentioned in a tweet that Ian grew up as a powerful man who may at instances combat him and his father Kagame.
“Officer Cadet Ian Kagame, I want you all the very best in Sandhurst! Be robust, be very match and let no person intimidate you! You had been all the time robust at the same time as a younger baby. I bear in mind you combating your father and me. Concentrate on the course alone and you’ll make it! I’m happy with you!” Muhoozi mentioned of Ian, as he joined Sandhurst.”