Kindiki Recalls All Regional Commissioners

Subsequently, he announced new regional commissioners and they include:

Kindiki Recalls All Regional Commissioners
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki speaking during a press briefing at Harambee House. /FILE

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced that he has recalled all regional commissioners to the Ministry of Interior headquarters.

The CS announced that the regional commissioners have been recalled to the Office of the President for redeployment.

"All regional commissioners have been recalled to the ministry headquarters for further deployment," Kindiki stated in a press release on Saturday, December 31.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki speaking in Wajir County on November 24, 2022. /FILE

Subsequently, he announced new regional commissioners and they include:

Rhoda Onyancha - Coast

John Otieno - North Eastern

Paul Rotich - Eastern

Fredrick Shisia - Central

Abdi Hassan - Rift Valley

Samson Kirungu - Western

Florah Mworoa - Nyanza

Katee Mwanza - Nairobi

"To enhance service delivery, the new regional commissioners will start working immediately starting on December 31, 2022," the CS added.

At the same time, Kindiki appointed Anne Ng'etich, the immediate former Secretary of Administration in the State Department for Lands and Physical Planning as the new Principal Administrative Secretary (PAS) at the Ministry of Interior and National Administration.

Beverly Opwora, who was the County Commissioner for Makueni County will take over as the Secretary for National Administration while Jacob Namulen, who was the County Commissioner for Wajir County is the new Secretary for Peace Building.

The CS also made new appointments in terms of county commissioners and they include:

Tom Anjere - Kisii County.

William Kaimba - Makueni County

Felix Watakila - Kajiado

This is the second time Kindiki is making changes to the top security organs in the country. On Monday, November 14, he effected immediate changes to the National Police Service (NPS) command in Nairobi following the spike in criminal attacks.

Inspector-General of Police (IG) Japhet Koome later announced Adamson Bungei as the new Nairobi police chief, taking over from James Mugera who retired from the force after attaining retirement age. Bungei was previously the Baringo County Police commander.

"We have witnessed increasing criminal activity within Nairobi. Those boys who have dared the government and want to tell us that they can take over the city and make it a city of crime, we have heard you and therefore we are coming effective immediately," he said.

He announced that the NPS put in place a multiagency and multidiscipline response to the insecurity problem "to get these our sons and maybe daughters to get them out of our streets and put them where criminals belong".

He added that the government would deploy multifaceted and multiagency responses to the challenge and the problem of banditry, warning that "We are coming to dismantle not only the criminals themselves but also to bring down the entire chain that has been the cattle/livestock rustling industry, the financiers, criminals, spiritual supporters, benefactors and those who purchase stolen livestock from Kenyans."

10 days later, Kindiki made another step in combating insecurity by announcing that chiefs and assistant chiefs in areas affected by banditry would be furnished with firearms.

CS Kithure Kindiki in combat attire accompanied by Deputy Police IG Noor Gabow in Wajir on November 24, 2022. /MINISTRY OF INTERIOR