Two of the longest-serving presidents in East Africa are preparing for the future.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame sent one of his youngest sons, Brian Kagame, to the Sandhurst Military Academy in 2021.
His son just graduated from a prestigious military institution in the United Kingdom. Ian Kagame attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, one of the most prominent military institutions in the United Kingdom, where all British Army officers are educated.
Ian will be a second lieutenant in the Rwanda Defense Force. Lieutenant Ian is said to be preparing to take over for his father. Museveni’s favored successor, like Ian, is his only son, according to political observers.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1974. He went to the top schools in the area, beginning in Tanzania and progressing to Mount Kenya Academy in Nyeri. When his father became president, he relocated to Uganda to attend education.
Kainerugaba has gotten the most outstanding military training available anywhere in the world. He attended the Egyptian Military Academy, the United States Army Command, and the Kansas General Staff College.
He also attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom for training.
Did both themes, however, have to go abroad? Could he have had the same military training in Rwanda, Uganda, or elsewhere in Africa?
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is one of the most prominent military institutions in the United Kingdom, where all British Army officers are trained. Ian Kagame has enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to pursue an army career. President Kagame’s third child and second youngest son are Ian.
President Kagame has tried to urge his sons to join the army. In 2010, he sent his oldest son, Ivan Cyomoro Kagame, to West Point Military Academy in the United States, but he left out after just two months owing to a “lack of interest in the army.”
During a visit to West Point Military Academy in 2010, Kagame denied pressuring his son to join the army, claiming that Ivan decided on his own.
Ivan Kagame’s inability to finish military school enraged his father and no amount of military training could pique his son’s interest in the army.
Ivan, a business administration graduate from Pace University in New York, was subsequently named to the Rwanda Development Board’s board of directors (RDB).
To avert a similar calamity, Brian Kagame has supposedly been sent to Sandhurst with bodyguards to help him finish the training and therefore graduate.
Muhoozi, like Ian, is generally anticipated to replace his father as president, a process that has occurred in other African nations, including Gabon.