The National Police Service (NPS) has effected far reaching redeployment of police station commanders countrywide in a bid to bolster national security.
In an internal communication, Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of Public Safety Edward Mbugua directed all the transferred commanders to report in their new duty posts by May 3, 2021.
“Please officers to report to their new commands by 03/05/2021.” The correspondence sent to all County Police Commanders reads in part.
Majority of the 263 officers moved are Officer Commanding Stations (OCSs) in the ranks of Chief Inspectors (CI) of police.
Some of the affected officers include, CI from Airwing; Timothy Mutahi Mbauni, pilot- fixed wing, Evans Ochieng Okoth- helicopter pilot, Justin Ouya Taabu-flight engineer, Ngesa Luke Kyalo-airwing-pilot helicopter, Sylvester Koros-helicopter pilot, Erick Othiambo-fixed wing pilot, Philip Njuguna- fixed wing pilot and Michael Waiganjo-aircraft technician who have been moved to Airwing station.
Besides the station commanders, other units affected include traffic and crimes office.
Stations affected in Nairobi County are; Korogocho, Nairobi traffic patrols, Kilimani, Karen, Mukuru, Gigiri, Langata, Buruburu, Kasarani, Parklands, Central Nairobi, Starehe Sub County headquarters, Embakasi and kwa Mbao among others.
Consequently, all the commanders who were in charge of the regions have been recalled for further redeployment in the Service while the new commanders take over the new assignments by May 3,2021.