At least 20 senior police officers have been shown the door in what is believed to be early retirement. The decision to fire the 20 is in line with the new changes the National Police Service is undergoing.
The 20 have been replaced immediately with more adjustments being expected in the course of the changes.
Among the ones sent on retirement include Kenya Police Service head of operations Henry Barmao, head of logistics Joseph Kiget, commandant of Administration Police Training College (APTC) Peter Muriithi, not forgetting the head of planning at police Silas McOpiyo.
The new head of planning and finance at the office of the Inspector General of Police is Patrick Nnduda who had initially served the head of fingerprints in the office of the DCI.
Musa Kakawa takes over as the new commandant at the Administrative Police Training College (APTC) as Geoffrey Otunga occupies the post of the director of operations at Administrative Police Service (APS) headquarters.
The commandant of the Security of Government Buildings (SGB) happens to be Gitiba Mwitta while Wambua Kisyungu is the new commandant of the Critical Infrastructure Police Unit (CIPU). Richard Ngatia has been made the boss at the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU), a position earlier occupied by Joseph Kodi.
The Borders Patrol Unit will be overseen by Abdullahi Aden while Asenath Mumbu gets to the helm of the APS band.
Nicholas Etyang is now the head of DCI in Western while Joseph Ondoro oversees the agency in Bungoma.
Others are Julius Rutere takes over as director for complaints at DCI headquarters and Meru’s Joseph Limo has been recalled to DCI headquarters to take over the planning directorate.
Others who have been sent on leave are Samuel Nyabengi who was in charge of planning in the office of the DCI and Shem Nyamboki who was the Western Regional boss.
According to the NPS, these changes are commonplace and always expected.