Police bosses reshuffled ahead of August 8 polls
The Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, has re-shuffled top police officers just one month to the August 8 General Election.
Coast Regional Police Coordinator, Philip Tuimur, has been moved to Eastern and replaced by Larry Kieng while Eastern’s Gideon Amalla has been moved to Central.
Augustine Nthumbi, who previously served as the Head of Operations at General Service Unit (GSU), has been sent to Uasin Gishu replacing Samuel ole Kine who now heads to Trans Nzoia as the Regional Coordinator.
Narok police boss, Smollets Munyianzi, has been moved to Baringo to replace Peter Ndungu and Turkana’s George Tonui will now take charge of Nyeri’s regional headquarters.
Kisii, Migori, Kirinyaga, Baringo, Narok, Turkana and West Pokot Counties are all affected by the re-shuffle as they are all seen as possible violence hot spots.
The re-deployment of the commanders is aimed at bolstering security during the poll period.
The officers will report to their new work stations on July 7.
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