Who is Paul Kagame’s wife? How many children does the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, have? We explore the personal life of the President of Rwanda.
The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has been in the news recently after the successful coup in Gabon, outsing President Ali Bongo Ondimba.
Mr. Kagame has made significant changes in the military after the coup in Gabon occurred. He retired a total of 1025 military officers, including; 12 generals, 83 senior officers, 6 junior officers, 86 senior non-commissioned officers, and about 678 soldiers, 160 others medically discharged.
After retiring this number of military personnel, Mr. Paul Kagame elevated several young officers to the rank of colonel and designated new generals to lead military divisions.
Following the retirement and elevation of military personnel have said that he did that to prevent any military coup in Rwanda. However, many are interested in the personal life of Paul Kagame. They want to know who Paul Kagame is married to and how many kids he has.
Read more for more details on the personal life of the Rwandan President.
Who is Paul Kagame’s wife?
65-year-old Paul Kagame is a married man. He is married to Jeanette Nyiramongi, a Tutsi exile who had been living in Kenya.
The Rwandan President asked his family relatives to suggest a suitable lady for him to marry. The family recommended Nyiramongi who was living in Kenya at the time.
Paul Kagame and his family went to Kenya to introduce himself and asked for her hand in marriage. He asked her to visit him in Uganda.
In 1989, Paul Kagame got married to Jeanette Niyramongi making her Mrs. Jeanette Kagame. The wedding was a colourful one. The couple has 4 beautiful children together; one daughter and three sons who are Ange Kagame, Ivan Kagame, Ian Kagame and Brian Kagame.
Who is Jeanette Kagame (Jeanette Nyiramongi)?
Jeanette Kagame is the wife of Rwandan President, Paul Kagame. She became the first lady of Rwanda after her husband was made President in 2000.
The wife of Paul Kagame was born on 10th August 1962. She is also the founder and chairman of Imbuto Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the development of a healthy, educated and prosperous society.
Mrs. Jeanette Kagame holds a degree in Business and Management Services. Upon returning to Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, she dedicated her life to uplifting the lives of vulnerable populations in Rwanda, particularly those of widows, orphans and impoverished families.
She also is a patron of the Rotary Club, Virunga based in Kigali. The club established the first library in Rwanda in 2012.
Aside from this, she is a member of the board of directors for several organizations, including the Global Coalition of Women against HIV/AIDS and the Friends of the Global Fund Africa.
Madam Jeanette Kagame was honoured by Oklahoma Christian University for her immense contribution to the worldwide fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty.
In 1989, Jeanette Kagame got married to Paul Kagame in a beautiful wedding ceremony. The couple have 4 beautiful children.
Who is Ivan Cyomoro Kagame?
Ivan Cyomoro Kagame is the first child of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Jeanette Kagame. He attended one of the most prestigious schools in the United States of America.
Afterwards, he went to army school at West Point Military College. According to him, he was fascinated by the army because his father served in the army for 30 years before retiring.
She said “I was intrigued by West Point. My father served in the army for about 30 years before he retired.
Growing up, I was always surrounded by the military. I thought it would be an awesome formative experience. It tests your limits.”
In 2020, Ivan was appointed by his father, Paul Kagame, to head of Rwandan Development Board.
Who is Ange Kagame?
Ange Kagame is the second child and only daughter of Paul Kagame and Jeanette Kagame. She was born on 8th September 1993 in Brussels, Belgium. She is the most popular child of the 4 children of Paul Kagame.
She is a philanthropist and gender activist who has been involved in campaigns for gender equality, women empowerment, poverty control and vaccination.
Just like her elder brother, Ivan, Ange Kagame had her education abroad. She attended Dana Hall School, a private school located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the United States of America.
Ange Kagame got married in 2019 to Bertrand Ndengeyingoma. The couple have two children together.
She had her first child in 2020 and she is called Ava Ndengeyingoma. In 2022, her father, Paul Kagame, was overjoyed as her daughter welcomed another child.
Ange Kagame has been appointed the deputy executive director in charge of the strategy and policy council.
Who is Ian Kagame?
The third child of Paul Kagame and Jeanette Kagame is Ian Kagame. Last year Ian Kagame joined the Rwandan army after completing his military training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, one of the most prestigious military academies in Britain.
Three months afterwards he joined the Rwandan Defense Forces Presidential Guard which is one of three elite units of the National Army.
Who is Brian Kagame?
Brian Kagame is the last child of President Paul Kagame and Jeanette Kagame. Paul Kagame has enormous faith in his last born because he believes he will take after him.
Just like Ian Kagame, Brian has also been sent to Royal Military Academy to train as a military officer.