, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – President Mwai Kibaki has finally appointed a new CID director to replace the late Simon Gatiba Karanja.
He has appointed Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Ndegwa Muhoro, who until his appointment served as commandant at the Police Staff College in Nairobi’s Loresho.
Mr Muhoro is also the deputy director of the police reform programme and has formerly served as commandant of the police training college in Kiganjo and the Police Airwing headquarters at Wilson Airport.
Prior to serving the above posts, Mr Muhoro was serving at a United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone.
He joined the Kenya Police in 1991and served in various capacities and ranks until his current appointment.
He holds a Masters Degree in International Studies from Moi University and an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from the same institution.
“He has vast experience in policing work at all levels down to districts, he has been a key driver for the on-going Police Reforms,” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security said in a statement.
“It is hoped that he will facilitate the intended restructuring of the CID department to improve its corporate effectiveness, integrity, speed and professionalism in crime prevention as well as speedy overall capacity, especially in investigations, prosecution and research,” he added.
Mr Muhoro will be replacing the late Gatiba Karanja who collapsed and died on May 9, 2010.
He developed breathing problems and died as he was being rushed to a Thika hospital.