President William Ruto has recently announced the appointment of Douglas Kanja Kirocho as the new Deputy Inspector-General of the Kenya Police Service.
This announcement was made via a Gazette Notice on April 12, 2023, in accordance with Article 245 (3) of the Constitution and Section 13 of the National Police Service Act, 2011.
President Ruto, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, declared that Douglas Kanja Kirocho would assume the role of the Deputy Inspector-General with effect from April 12, 2023.
Kanja was selected after undergoing interviews by the National Police Service Commission last week, where he emerged as the top candidate for the position.
Formerly a career police officer, Kanja had risen through the ranks within the General Service Unit (GSU) to become the commandant of the support unit in 2018.
He will be taking over the position from Edward Mbugua, who retired from the service.
Moreover, President Ruto has acknowledged the changes implemented by the National Police Service Commission in the senior ranks of the National Police Service, as reported by the National Security Council.
The changes include the appointment of Gideon Munga Nyale as the Commandant of the Kiganjo Police Training Institute, Eluid Kipkoesh Lagat as the Commandant of the General Service Unit, and Ranson Lolmodoni as the Director of Operations.