[PHOTOS]: PEACEKEEPING: Formed Police Unit contingent returns home from South Sudan mission

At least 141 Police officers, who are part of Rwanda Formed Police Unit - Two (RWAFPU-2) arrived home safely on Friday, October 9, after a successful tour-of-duty under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The officers, who came back home aboard the national carrier, RwandAir, were received at Kigali International Airport by Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera, Commissioner for Public Relations and Media, on behalf of Rwanda National Police (RNP) leadership.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Macleods Ruhinda guided the contingent safely back home.

The contingent, which was earlier that morning replaced by another unit commanded by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Carlos Kabayiza, returned home after 18 months of peacekeeping in South Sudan.

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, the unit was taken through the compulsory COVID-19 prevention measures, including the disinfection process, ensuring that they dispose of safely their hand cloves and facemasks, and given new ones as well as sanitizing their hands.

All this was done in consideration of physical distancing.

The contingent will also be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined for at least 14 days.

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CP Kabera thanked the officers for their bravery and selfless service, despite the challenges especially posed by the pandemic of novel Coronavirus.

"Due to the shortcomings brought about by COVID-19, this contingent, which was supposed to serve for one year, had to bear all the challenges to selflessly serve for 18 months. We salute them for not relenting in their mandate even in such hard times," CP Kabera said.

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