Nairobi — President Mwai Kibaki has finally appointed Deputy Inspector Generals for the regular and Administration Police, as well as a director for the Criminal Investigations Department.
In the new appointments announced on Friday, Grace Kaindi who formerly served at the Kenya Airports Police Unit (KAPU) will be in charge of the regular police.
Acting AP Commandant Samuel Arachi will maintain his position after emerging top in the interviews conducted at the end of last year.
CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro will also retain his position after beating other candidates in the interviews conducted by the National Police Service Commission that is chaired by Johnson Kavuludi.
The three will serve for a term of four years and are eligible to apply for re-appointment.
They will work under Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo who was appointed on December 24, 2012.
The Inspector General serves for a single non-renewable term of four years.
The appointments are part of the police reforms envisaged under the new constitution.
In the interviews conducted in October and November, Kaindi was ranked third after Kimaiyo and John Ochieng of the National Focal Point on Small Arms.
In the AP category, Arachi was top after Gideon Kimilu and David Ngondi.
For the post of CID director, Muhoro emerged top, beating Judy Ndeda of the Kenya Railways police and former Police Spokesman Jasper Ombati.
In making the appointments the National Police Service Commission and the Office of the President had to obey the National Police Act which states that one of the three must be of the opposite gender.