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9 shortlisted for post of Inspector General of Police

NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 2 – Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe is among nine candidates shortlisted for the post of Inspector General of Police.

Criminal Investigations Department Director Ndegwa Muhoro is on the other hand shortlisted for the post of deputy Inspector General.

The National Police Service Commission has released a list of 27 candidates who have been invited for interviews for the post of Inspector General and two deputies scheduled to begin on November 9 in Nairobi.

There are nine candidates each for the posts of Inspector General, and deputy Inspector Generals of the Kenya Police and the Administration Police.

Others to be interviewed for the post of Inspector General are former Nyanza Provincial Police chief Grace Kaindi who heads the Complaints department at Vigilance House, former Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer Swaleh Slim, former Provincial Commissioner Hassan Noor Hassan, Joseph Ashimala, David Kimaiyo of the Small Arms Secretariat, John Patrick Owino, Peter Macharia Mwangi of the State Law Office, and Mary Oyugi-Kaol of the International Police (Interpol).

Those shortlisted for the post of Deputy Inspector General (Kenya Police Service) apart from Muhoro are Marcela Andanje, Judy Jebet Ndeda (Railways Police), Mohammed Ibrahim Amin (CID), Jasper Nyauma Ombati (United Nations Mission in South Sudan) who once served as the Police Spokesman, former Provincial Police Chief Ezekiel King’ori Mwangi (Police Reforms), Stanley Cheruiyot, Dido Mamo Galgalo and Zipporah Gatiria Mboroki.

The following are shortlisted for the post of Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Administration Police:
Administration Police Commandant Samuel Arachi, Omar Shurie Abdi (Administration Police Training College), Dalmas Otieno Nyakembo Ochalo, Margaret Nyambura Karanja, Eusebius Laibuta (Administration Police Personnel), Fred Mwei (Administration Police), David Karungu Ngori and Alexander Kyenze Munyao and Deputy CID Director Gideon Muoki Kimilu.

The Chairman of the National Police Service Commission Johnston Kavuludi said interviews for the position of Inspector General will commence on November 9 while those of the deputies will take place between November 13 and 17.

The shortlisted candidates include both civilians and serving police officers. There are only six women on the final list.

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“Please note that the selection panel will conduct the interviews in public,” Kavuludi said in a statement and urged members of the public to start submitting information that has a bearing on the suitability of the candidates.

The shortlisting was done from 102 candidates who applied to be considered for the post of Inspector General, 39 for the Kenya Police Service and 39 for the Administration Police.

Those who did not make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates had either failed to meet the required qualifications, including the minimum undergraduate degree, 15 years experience in management positions or did not submit necessary documents or were not cleared by relevant government authorities like the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Credit Reference Bureau, Director of Public Prosecutions among others.

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