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Why DCI boss Kinoti moved 44 senior police officers

By Kamore Maina | July 7th 2021
Director Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George M. Kinoti [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Nairobi DCI chief Bernard Nyakwaka has been moved to the airport unit and his Kitale counterpart Paul Wachira will replace him at the helm of criminal investigations in the city. Former airport DCI boss Joseph Mugwanja, replaced by Nyakwaka, has been recalled to the headquarters.

John Gachomo, who headed the anti-terror police unit, is the new head of investigations at the DCI. Gachomo takes over from John Kariuki, who retires after 33 years in the service.

The head of anti-terror unit in Mombasa John Otieno, takes over from Gachomo at the helm of anti-terror police unit nationally.

Bernard Gicheru, who was deputy director of operations, has been elevated to director of operations, taking over from Henry Ondiek, who has retired.

Laikipia DCI chief Francis Wanjau has been transferred to Kisumu in similar capacity. Carrey Nyawinda, deputy head of investigations at the DCI, has been named the new head of banking fraud unit.

David Chebii, who was the head of anti-counterfeit unit based in Parklands, Nairobi, has been transferred to the DCI Headquarters on Kiambu Road as head of call centre, popularly known as the Fichua Centre.

Fatuma Hadi, the DCI boss in Kilimani, has been recalled to the headquarters. She has been replaced by Stephen ole Tanki, who was the DCI boss at Gigiri.

Pius Gitari has been promoted to director of the expanded special service unit. Julius Rutere, who was the DCI boss in Nyandarua, has been recalled to the headquarters in Nairobi, and replaced by Adan Guyo, formerly of Kisii County.

Abdalla Komesha, who was the head of banking fraud unit, has been moved to the National Centre for Counter-terrorism as the boss. Zipporah Mboroki, who was at the DCI training school as trainer, has been transferred to the National Police College Academy.

Vincent Kipkorir, who was the DCI officer in Athi River, has been redeployed to Makadara in a similar capacity. Kipkorir succeeds Henry Kiambati, who proceeds on retirement.

Francis Ndiema, an officer formerly attached to the forensics department, becomes the new deputy head of personnel at the DCI headquarters. He takes over from Emily Wangare, who has exited the service. Charles Kanyuira, formerly of Kisumu, is the new Kajiado DCI officer.

Nathan Njoroge, the deputy head at Parklands-based anti-counterfeit unit, will now head investigations at the same centre.

Former Kasarani DCI boss Jack Owino is now the new head of personnel in Garissa County. Samuel Kobina, who was the DCI boss in Kitui, has been moved to the DCI academy as deputy director. Kobina will be replaced in Kitui by Lawrence Okoth.

Others redeployed are Stephen Chacha (Western region), Johnston Kola (North Eastern) and Johana Kirui (DCI Headquarters).

Amos Teben, who was the DCI boss in Kiambu County, will now be the director of complaints.?

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