These are the men tasked with securing and serving Kenyans

The police chiefs yesterday received their oath of office and were subsequently sworn in to office by Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi administered the oaths of office in the presence of Chief Justice David Maraga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed, deputy inspectors-general Noor Gabow (Administration Police) and Edward Mbugua (Kenya Police) as well as Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti through a Kenya Gazette notice dated Friday.

“You have a big challenge ahead of you. You are seasoned officers and so Kenyans can be assured of going on with their businesses that they are safe and their property will be protected.” CJ Maraga said.

“We must put an end to the nightmare in Kenya, the road carnage. The death toll on our roads is too high. And also there are other crimes that need to be addressed.” He went on.

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet welcomed the new faces into the security fold.

“It is a task that requires great responsibility and I’m looking forward to work with you in running the service.”

Deputy inspectors-general Noor Gabow (Administration Police) is a career cop and before his appointment to the second hierarchy at the Kenyan police service he was the director of planning at police headquarters.

Prior to that he was a commandant to the Kenyan police training college

He withstood stiff competition from Musa Dhadho and Vincent Makokha during the ‘rigurous recruitment exercise’.

Gabow replaces Samuel Arachi.

Mr Mbugua who once served as the Mombasa County Commander was picked from the elite presidential security detail.

He is expected to streamline the sometimes ‘rogue kenyan police force ‘with some some professionalism and smart intelligence lead etiquette.

George Kinoti who who has held the position in an acting capacity since January 5 takes over from Ndegwa Muhoro who has been at the helm of DCI for eighth years.

He has previously served as the head of security at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Head of Complains at Police Headquarters during former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali’s tenure among other postings.

During interviews, Mr Kinoti and Mr Mbugua had no competitors because and were the only one shortlisted.

The candidates were recommended to the President by the National Police Service Commission after a rigorous interview back ground check spanning eight days.

“You earned your appointment. I will be looking forward to work with you when you join NPSC as commissioners.” NPSC chairman Joshua Kavuludi said.

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