The Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro has redeployed thirty five senior CID officers in a move aimed to bolster security as the country gears up for August presidential poll.
In the mini-reshuffle, one Commissioner of Police (CP), four Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), four Superintendent of Police (SP) and twenty five Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) were affected.
CP Joseph Chumo has been posted to DCI Regional Coordinator’s office Central region from the operations office at CID headquarters Mazingira House.
Isiolo Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Raphael Wawire has been elevated as the new Isiolo County Criminal Investigations Officer (CCIO).
Festus Malinge who successfully applied for review to the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has been posted as the Trans Nzoia CCIO.
Malinge had earlier failed the vetting suitability test. He was based in Nakuru.
Similarly, William kariuki Ngugi who suffered the same fate but he was vetted afresh has been deployed as the Garissa CCIO.
Others include Gigiri DCIO Daniel Setim Kandie who has been moved to CID headquarters public complaints desk.
Kandie has been replaced by Garissa DCIO Daniel Muleli.
Kilimani Division deputy DCIO Martin Korongo has been promoted to the position of a substantive DCIO in Athi River.
“The Inspector General of the National Police Service has vide his reference letter: NPS/IG/SEC/1/2/5/VOL.VI/66 dated 27 March 2017 approved the transfer of the following thirty five gazetted officers.” Muhoro said in a correspondence seen by The informer.
The formations affected in the transfers include the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU), Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU), Banking Fraud Investigations Unit (BFIU) and DCI’s office.
Michael Mwema from BFIU is the new Isiolo DCIO.
Others DCIO’s redeployed to new stations include; Monica Jeruto (Njoro), Richard Ouma (Garisa), Gilbert Fondoh (Mbooni East), Rhoda Kanyi (Machakos), Michael Njeru (Tinderet) and Edward Mwandihi (Kisauni) among others.
Late last year, Muhoro transferred 110 senior officers, seven among them in the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) appointed as regional coordinators.