Douglas Kanja sworn in as new DIG

New Deputy Inspector General of Police Douglas Kanja. He was sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome on Thursday 13th April 2023./COURTESY

Douglas Kanja Kirocho has been sworn in as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.

Kirocho who had been serving as the Commandant, General Service Unit (GSU), was also sworn in as a member of the National Police Service Commission.

The new DIG takes over from Edward Mbugua who retired from the service in March.

In the changes made by President William Ruto on Wednesday, the Director in-charge of Investigations at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Eliud Kipkoech Lagat will now be the new Commandant GSU.

In a Gazette Notice issued on Wednesday, President William Ruto also appointed Bruno Shioso as the Director-General of the Kenya Coast Guard Service.
Shioso will serve the maritime force for four years.
Meanwhile, Gideon Munga Nyale who has been serving as the Director of Operations at the Police Service has been elevated to the Commandant, Kiganjo Police Training Institute.
The changes also saw Ranson Lolmodoni appointed as the Director of Operations at the Police Service.