The National Police Service has announced adjustments that include the promotion of over 100 senior police officers.
Prior to the elections on August 9, the National Police Service Commission approved their promotions, clearing the stage for significant changes.
More than ten senior officers were cleared for promotions to the level of Senior Assistant Inspector of Police (SIAIG), and 40 others were approved for promotions to Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG).
The commission also approved the appointment of more than 60 employees as commissioner of Police (CP). Others were elevated to Senior Superintendent of Police. This is bound to trigger changes across the ranks.
The New Nakuru police boss Peter Mwanzo was promoted to the rank of a Commissioner of Police, replacing Beatrice Kiraguri.
Mwanzo was previously serving as the Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC).
Our Media team has established that the promotions were effected on June 26.
Officers across the units of the NPS were affected by the promotions.
A total of 10 senior officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were promoted to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
James Mugera, who has been acting as the Nairobi Regional Police boss was elevated to AIG and confirmed as the region’s police chief as it was the case for Tom Odero (Rift Valley), George Seda (North Eastern) and Manase Musyoka (Central).
The regions are seen as hot spots ahead of the August polls according to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
Other promoted officers include Rose Kuraru and Jacinta Muthoni (SAIG) while Police Spokesman Bruno Shioso, DCI Head of Crime Intelligence and Research Bureau (CRIB)
Paul Mumo, Coast Regional DCI head Bernard Barasa, DCI Head of Railways Simoni Mwangi Wanderi, Head of ballistics at the DCI Johnstone Mwongera and deputy commandant at police Airwing Thomas Kabute were promoted to the rank of AIG.
Nairobi Area DCI boss Paul Wachira, his Rift Valley counterpart Isaac Meeme and Amos Omuga of DCI Training school were upgraded to AIG.
In addition, Lazarus Opicho of the Judicial Police Unit, Eliud Langat, the head of DCI’s reforms, Margaret Karanja, the deputy director of forensics, and Ziporah Mboroki of the DCI Academy all received promotions to the position of AIG.
Head of the Special Services Unit Pius Gitari, Narok heed of DCI Mwenda Ethaiba, Samuel Kobina of Lang’ata, Peter Kiboro of Gigiri, Julius Kiragu of Starehe, Alice Kimeli of Gigiri, Benjamin Mwanthi of Lang’ata, who had already been transferred to the Inspector General’s office, and David Mburukua of Central are other individuals who have been promoted to the position of Commissioner of Police.
Deputy Head of Operations at DCI headquarters Samuel Bett, Head of Fichua Uhalifu David Chebii, Personal Assistant to DCI George Kinoti Lawrence Some, David Wafula of the Child Protection Unit, and Jared Ojuok, Head of Communications at DIG’s Office are among those promoted to the rank of SSP.