The upper house of the Parliament of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Inteko Ishinga Amategeko; French: Parlement) is the Senate (Sena/Sénat). The Senate has 26 members elected or appointed for eight-year terms: 12 elected by provincial councils, eight appointed by the President of the Republic to ensure the representation of historically marginalized communities, four by the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations, and two elected by the staff of the universities (one public, one private). Additionally, former presidents can request to become a member of the Senate.
The Senate was established in 2003.
|Name||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|Vincent Biruta||August 2003||October 2011|||
|Jean-Damascène Ntawukuliryayo||10 October 2011||14 October 2014|||
|Bernard Makuza||14 October 2014||17 October 2019|||
|Augustin Iyamuremye||17 October 2019||Incumbent|||