Three major Police Commands in Nairobi have new commanders following changes announced by Vigilance House.
The changes comes as many officers were recently promoted by the National Police Service Commission.
Security Watch Africa reports that the development comes in the wake of renewed operations to enforce COVID-19 rules especially on social joints that are deemed super spreaders.
More than 100 Subcounty Police Commanders were affected in the changes announced, recently.
“ John Nyamu is the new Central OCPD, William Kahindi (Nyamache), Samson Thuranira (Gucha South), Dorothy Mugarisha (Juja), Anderson Njagi (Isinya), Andrew Muturi (Kilimani), Timon Odongo (Makadara), Peter Nyaga (Kasarani), James Ngetich (Kisumu Central), Mohamed Guyo (Thika West) and Stephen Kirui (Lari).
“ Several County Commanders were confirmed to their positions. The new Kisii County Commander is Patrick Macharia while Robinson Mboloi will be the Deputy Regional Police Commander in Rift Valley. Vihiga Police Command will now have Benjamin Ong’ombe as the boss after the newly posted Benjamin Onsongo died of COVID-19 complications on Monday before reporting.
“ The new Kajiado County Police Commander is Muthuri Mwongera, Beatrice Kiraguri (Nakuru) and Geofrey Mayek (deputy regional Eastern), ” the posting read.
There has been concern over enforcement of the COVID-19 pandemic rules with some officers being accused of leniency.
At the weekend, Police from Kilimani raided a bar along Ngong Road, which is in Dagorreti Command, and arrested 57 revelers.