Kimaiyo now appoints 47 county CID chiefs

June 15, 2013 4:10 pm
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Kimaiyo’s appointment of County CID chiefs comes just a day after he deployed Kenya Police County Commanders to the 47 counties/FILE
Kimaiyo’s appointment of County CID chiefs comes just a day after he deployed Kenya Police County Commanders to the 47 counties/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15 -Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has now released the names of those who will head criminal investigations in the 47 counties.

Among those named to head CID units is Nicholas Kamwende who like the Nairobi County Police Commander, Benson Kibue, has been retained in the capital city.

Others on the list include Henry Ondiek who will head operations in Mombasa and John Otieno who will be in charge of the Mandera County office.

Kimaiyo has also named officers who will be charged with investigations related to Interpol, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the railways, banking and fraud units.

Vitalis Okumu will be the lead Interpol investigator, Joseph Mugwanja will steer investigations into banking fraud while Joseph Ngisa and Judy Ndeda have been retained at the JKIA and railways respectively.

Kimaiyo’s appointment of county CID chiefs comes just a day after he deployed Kenya Police County Commanders to the 47 counties but unlike the list he released on Friday, Saturday’s appointments to the counties have only two females.

Fourteen women were appointed as County Commanders out of a list of 47 but only Mary Kaol and Violet Makhanu were seconded to Baringo and Migori respectively as County CID chiefs.

Kimaiyo is still expected to release a list of 47 more County Commanders who will fall under the Administration Police.

The Inspector General has also proposed the addition of 13 directorates to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations established by the National Police Service Act.

The 13 directorates are: Internal Affairs, Police Reforms, Administration, Finance and Planning, Operations Audit and Human Capital Management.

The appointments are part of ongoing police reforms as the police chief works toward implementing the structure outlined in the National Police Service Act.

Only two weeks ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that Provincial Commissioners and other provincial Heads of Department in the former provinces be redeployed for other national duties.

The bone of contention however, as far as the National Police Service is concerned, is how the restructuring is carried out.

Section 7(2) of the National Police Service Act states, “all officers shall undergo vetting by the (National Police Service) Commission to assess their suitability and competence,” but Kimaiyo is adamant that the power to hire and fire those under his command should lie with him.

His appointees are;
Nicholas Kamwende retained in Nairobi County
Scavier Mbogo (Nakuru)
John Maritim (Embu)
Henry Ondiek (Mombasa)
Bernard Mate (Kiambu)
Samuel Nyabengi (Nyeri)
Mary Kaol (Baringo)
Emanuel Kenga (Vihiga)
Stanley Cheruiyot (Kisumu)
Gabriel Mbuvi (Nyandarua)
Moses Dindi (Isiolo)
Iregi Ngatia (Kajiado)
Peter Mabeya (Bungoma)
Festus Malinge (Kisii)
Musa Yego (Garissa)
Stanley Wandera (Bomet)
Julius Rutere (Kirinyaga)
Julius Sunkuli (Kitui)
Pius Macharia (Machakos)
Danson Diru (Kericho)
Michael Baraza (Elgeyo Marakwet)
Joseph Koin (Meru)
Peter Muinde (Tharaka Nithi)
John Otieno (Mandera)
Baraza Warumori (Marsabit)
Abdi Salat (Lamu)
Joseph Nganga (Nandi)
Michael Mugo (Samburu)
Joshua Bosire (Kilifi)
J. Mbaruku (Nyamira)
Joseph Teben (Busia)
Patrick Ndeto (Kwale)
Joseph Chacha (Wajir)
Vitalis Okumu (Interpol)
Joseph Ngisa (Airports)
Violet Makhanu (Migori)
Joseph Mugwanja(Banking Fraud)
and Judy Ndeda (Railways)

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