31 January 2013

Kenyan Junior Officers Appointed to Key Police Positions

Kenya's National Police Service Commission on Wednesday (January 30th) appointed junior officers to key communications positions, Kenya's Daily Nation reported.

Anthony Munga, a superintendent at the Police Training College in Kiganjo, was appointed director of communications, making him police spokesman. Previous police spokesman Eric Kiraithe is now in charge of security at the Kenya Airports Authority.

Former deputy police spokesman Charles Owino was named director of Internal Affairs, while superintendent Sicily Gatiti became head of the Human Resources Directorate.

The move comes as the Kenyan government institutes vetting processes to reveal officers unfit to serve. Officers holding key positions without merit will either be redeployed or demoted, according to commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi.

In the past, appointees would have required at least four more ranks of experience.

"The commission has picked a team of interim officers to enable the inspector general to perform his functions well and to take effective command of his office, duly sustaining the momentum of reform," Kavuludi said.

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