NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Mombasa, Garissa, Taita Taveta, Tharaka Nithi and Kajiado Counties have new police commanders, in a major reshuffle affecting 61 officers across the country.
Patterson Maelo is the new Mombasa County Commander while Tom Mboya will serve as the new Kajiado County police boss in the new changes announced by the National Police service Commission.
Maelo was formerly serving as Masaba North OCPD while Mboya was based in North Horr as OCPD.
The new Tharaka Nithi County police chief will be Mary Omari formerly in the traffic department in the Rift Valley while Kipkemoi Rop has been moved from Kericho County where he served as OCPD and promoted to be Taita Taveta County Commander.
Some of the officers also affected include Alfred Mula who has been moved from Lari (OCPD) to Police headquarters in Operations Directorate.
OCPD Changamwe in Mombasa County has been moved to the traffic department in Rift Valley.
Julius Muthama will be the Director of Reforms in the National Police Service from Deputy Director Personnel at the Police headquarters.
Buru Buru OCPD Richard Kerich will be the new Deputy County Commander in Nairobi while former OCPD Moyale Thomas Atuti has been moved to Kiambu on a similar capacity.
The changes are meant to tighten the already heightened security situation in the country and have affected officers from almost all ranks and units of the National police Service.