Police boss Karanja Muiruri takes over from Lydia Ligami


Police boss Karanja Muiruri takes over from Lydia Ligami
Former Machakos county police commander Karanja Muiruri. PHOTO | COURTESY

Former Machakos county police commander Karanja Muiruri is expected to take over office as the new Nyanza regional police commander on Monday.

Karanja takes over from Lydia Ligami who has barely served in the office for three months.

Reports indicate that she has been recalled to Vigilance house in Nairobi and is waiting to be assigned new duties.

FILE PHOTO | Lydia Adamba Ligami, when she was SSP, in charge of International Crimes Unit, CIO Headquarters in 2015.
FILE PHOTO | Lydia Adamba Ligami, when she was SSP, in charge of International Crimes Unit, CIO Headquarters in 2015.

Karanja will be in charge of coordinating security operations in the larger Nyanza region consisting of six counties: Nyamira, Kisii, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homabay.

Karanja had served in Kisumu in 2015 where he led the Administration Police (AP) unit known as Quick Response Team (QRT) .

The QRT squad which he led was instrumental too in the fight against illicit brew especially those coming through the porous Uganda border.

Karanja has also served as Msambweni sub county police boss, Samburu county police commander before he was transferred to Machakos in the same position.

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