Uhuru, Kibaki mourn former police commissioner Duncan Wachira


Uhuru, Kibaki mourn former police commissioner Duncan Wachira
Former Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira. PHOTO | COURTESY | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Head of State Mwai Kibaki have sent messages of condolence following the death of former Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira on Wednesday morning at his Nairobi home.

President Kenyatta remembered the former police boss as a true servant of the nation and a patriot who was committed to the wellbeing of the country.

“I have known Duncan Wachira as a man of great insight and unique qualities. During his time as the head of our police service, Mr Wachira pioneered reforms that improved the welfare of our men and women in uniform.

“Mr Wachira is also remembered for his no-nonsense approach to the fight against crime especially in Nairobi. It is during his time as the top cop, I remember, that many organised criminal syndicates were dismantled,” the President eulogised.

The Head of State said Mr Wachira’s virtues of hard work and dedication to duty will remain an inspiration to many young Kenyans especially those serving the country in the disciplined forces.

On his part, former President Kibaki conveyed my  his  condolences  saying he is praying  that  the  Almighty  God  grants  the deceased’s family and friends  solace  and  fortitude.

The  late  Wachira  will  be  remembered  for  scuttling  the  notorious criminal enterprise of the  1990s that  featured  some  of Kenya’s most infamous  gangsters of all  time. His  tenure as  Police Chief witnessed some of  the most deplorable events in  Kenya’s  history,  including  the  audacious  1998  US  Embassy  bombing, yet Wachira,  somehow,  still managed  to  command  his troops to inspire public confidence,” Mr. Kibaki said in a statement.

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