Rwanda’s Judiciary to get new bosses
A cabinet meeting in consultation with President Paul Kagame has approved names of persons that will take charge of the judiciary, the prosecution office and the high court. The nominees will be approved by the senate.
The cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday, September 11th 2013, and chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro
The following candidates were proposed for the proposed the different posts. In the Supreme Court Judges include Benoit Gakwaya Gatate , Justin Gakwaya, and Alphonse Hitiyaremye. In the prosecution office- Richard Muhumuza and Agnes Mukagashugi were nominated for the positions of prosecutor general and deputy prosecutor general, respectively.
While in the High Court, Charles Kaliwabo Munyantore was proposed as President and in the Commercial High Court Emmanuel Kamere as President with Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa as the Vice President.
If effected and approved by the senate, the appointments will see major changes in the judicial leadership. This will see former prosecutor general Martin Ngoga replaced by Richard Muhumuza while Agnes Mukagashugi will have to replace Alphonse Hitiyaremye-who was nominated among the Supreme Court judges.
Muhumuza and Mukagashugi have been serving as senior prosecutors at the National Public Prosecution Authority but have not been in the limelight in the justice sector.
Also in the same meeting, in line with the justice sector, the cabinet approved the Prime Minister’s Order appointing Chief Prosecutors and prosecutors at Intermediate and primary levels. These include Michel Nshimyimana (Chief Prosecutor at Intermediate level) and Assoumpta Mukamurenzi, Jean Marie Vianney Nyirurugo, Fiacre Nyamuhenda (Prosecutors at the Intermediate level) and Albert Mutaganda (Primary Level).
Also by the Prime Minister’s Order one of the senior citizens, Denis Rucakatsi was granted retirement as prosecutor at the Intermediate level.