The United Nations Secretary General has appointed Rwanda’s Commissioner of Police (CP) Bruce Munyambo as Police Commissioner (D2) of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
CP Munyambo’s appointment follows the secondment from the Government of Rwanda.
He will succeed Uganda’s AIGP Fredrick Yiga, who has completed his three-year tenure.
CP Munyambo becomes the second Police Commissioner after CP Vianney Nshimiyimana, who is currently heading UN Police under the United Nations Operations in Ivory Coast (UNOCI).
He will assume the top Police office in UNMISS late this month. He takes over the UN office with rich peacekeeping and policing experience.
Prior to his appointment, CP Munyambo was the Commissioner for Operations and Public Order in Rwanda National Police.
Before that, he was the Commandant of Police Training School (PTS) Gishari and headed the department of logistics among others.
CP Munyambo holds a Master’s degree in International Strategic Leadership and Management. He is also a graduate of Leicester University in United Kingdom (UK) in Criminal Justice and Police Management and attended the International Commanders and Strategic Command courses from Bramshill Police Staff College in UK.
His UN peacekeeping experience includes serving as Individual Police Officer (IPO) in Liberia as well as the contingent commander of Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWFPU) under the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Rwanda is committed to international peace. Currently, deploys in seven UN missions with five Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingents three of them deployed in Central African Republic, one in South Sudan while another one is deployed in Haiti. It also has Individual Police Officers (IPOs) and has seconded senior officers in various Professional posts.
The seven missions include Darfur, Ivory Coast, Haiti, CAR, South Sudan, Abyei and New York.
The Government of Rwanda pledged to deploy a sixth FPU contingent of an all-female unit, currently being generated.