NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24 – Several senior police officers, including Central divisional police chief Eric Mugambi have been moved in a reshuffle announced Sunday by Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere.
Mugambi has been moved to Mbeere district to replace Tom Odera who moves to oversee Imenti North district.
The new central OCPD is Robinson Mboloi who has been transferred to the city from Mount Elgon district.
James Kithuka of Imenti North has been re-deployed to Mt Elgon to replace Mboloi in the changes that takes effect from Monday.
Josek Nasio who formerly served in Gigiri was moved to Nairobi Area provincial Police headquarters in an expanded mandate.
Iteere termed the changes as regular, saying they are aimed at enhancing service delivery to the public.
Kenya is facing serious security challenges since Al Shabaab militants vowed reprisal attacks to protest a military incursion in their lawless country, Somalia.
In the recent months, border towns and various parts of the city have been hit by dangerous explosives which have wounded dozens of people while others were killed.
Last month, an improvised bomb went off at a building on Moi Avenue, killing a woman and wounding some 37 other people.
Police have blamed the blast on Al Shabaab militants who are also said to be responsible for a series of attacks, mainly targeting security forces in the border towns.
On Sunday, two police officers were wounded in Mandera when an improvised explosive devise went off under a tree where they were sheltering.