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The Commissioner of Police is pleased to announce the transfers and appointments of senior officers of the Kenya Police.

This transfers and appointments are routine in keeping with the Commissioner’s policy that enables Police Officers to serve in different areas during their career in the Kenya Police.

Provincial Police Officers

1. Mr. King’ori Mwangi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has been transferred to the Coast Province as the Provincial Police Officer. The position fell vacant following the appointment of Mr. Simon Karanja Gatiba, DCP as the new Director of Criminal Investigation.

2. Mr. John Njue Njagi, DCP replaces him as Provincial Police Officer, Nairobi Area. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Njagi was at PPO Central Province.

3. Mr. Benson Ndwiga, DCP, formerly PPO North Eastern Province moves to Central Province in the same capacity.

4. Criminal Investigation Department Deputy Director, Mr. Peter Kavila, DCP has been appointed Provincial Police Officer, Western Province.

5. Mr. Anthony Kibuchi Mugo, S/ACP is the new Provincial Police Officer, North Eastern. He was previously the Deputy PPO Nyanza.

6. Mr. Abdul Maka Mzee, DCP has been appointed the Chief Firearms Licensing Officer at the Central Firearms Bureau. Before the appointment, he was Provincial Police Officer, Western Province.

Provincial Criminal Investigation Officers (P.C.I.O.s)

1. Mr. John Futu Mwachai, S/ACP has been appointed P.C.I.O. Eastern Province. Before the appointment, he was in charge of Investigations at CID Headquarters.

2. Mr. Samuel Githui, S/ACP moves to CID Headquarters as the Officer-in-Charge Operations. He was the P.C.I.O. Eastern before this appointment.

3. Mr. Mohamed Amin, S/ACP is the new P.C.I.O. Rift Valley Province. He had been attending a course at the National Defence College, Karen before this appointment.

4. Mr. Bernard M’Mjuri Mate, ACP moves to the Coast Province as the new P.C.I.O. Prior to this appointment he was the Deputy PCIO Western Province.

5. Mr.Jasper Nyaga Reche, ACP who has been the Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Motor Vehicle Theft Unit (Flying Squad) has been appointed Deputy P.C.I.O. Western Province.

The transfers take effect immediately.

The Commissioner of Police wishes the officers every success in their new stations.

23rd November 2006