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Senior Officers Students from Defence Staff College Kenya on study tour in Rwanda

Kigali, 13 March 2017

A delegation from Kenya Defence Staff College is in Rwanda on a week-long study tour that started on 11 March 2017. The delegation comprises Senior Officers Students from African Continent undergoing international security, strategic management and Military education studies at Kenya Defence Staff College.

On 12 March 2017, the delegation visited Gisozi Genocide Memorial Center where they paid respect to victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

On the agenda of Monday 13 March 2017 was among others a visit to RDF Headquarters, where the Head of delegation, Col Steven Radina paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba.

At Defence Headquarters students were briefed on RDF Organization and Roles and its different activities (besides the primary responsibility of defending national sovereignty), which include contribution to national development and peacekeeping operations.

Col S Radina lauded the good relationship between Kenya Defence Force and RDF. He further said that Rwanda offers them a good case study as far as military and socio-economic development is concerned. “Rwanda remains our destination of choice because there are so many examples and very good examples that we can be able to pick from Rwanda and implement back home, in terms of planning for instance, everything is structured in a very orderly way”, Col Radina noted.

While in Rwanda the visiting delegation will tour different RDF institutions and installations including RDF Senior Command and Staff College, Rwanda Military Academy Gako, ZIGAMA CSS, Military Medical Insurance, among others. They will also visit Foreign Affairs, Finance and Agricultural Ministries, Inyange and Bralirwa factories, before concluding the study tour on 18 March 2017.