Kenya Police Appoints New Spokesperson in Major Transitions

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By Andrew Fungai

Kenya National Police service has a new spokesperson who is Dr. Resila Atieno Onyango. She succeeds Bruno Shioso, who was promoted to command of the National Police Service Training Campus in Kiganjo.

Shioso took over from the newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Japheth Koome.

Philip Ndolo, the college’s deputy commandant, returns to police headquarters.

The modifications were announced by Acting IGP Noor Gabow.

Manase Musyoka, the Central Regional Police Commander (RPC), relocates to the Nairobi region in the same function.

Musyoka takes over for James Mugera, who retired after reaching retirement age.

Lydia Ligami assumes charge of the Central Region Police Department.

From left is the former National Police Service spokesperson Bruno Shioso and the incumbent spokesperson Dr.Resila Atieno Onyango

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Paul Langat takes over as RPC at Western to replace Peris Muthoni, who is retiring.

Catherine Mugwe was also chosen as the new staff officer training at police headquarters by Gabow.

He described the modifications as regular and intended to strengthen operations in the impacted areas.

More changes are scheduled to begin next month when Koome takes over as IGP.

Extensive experience in National Police

Resila was the first female police officer in the National Police Service’s history to acquire a doctorate degree.

Resila is a Senior Superintendent of Police and the Deputy Director of Planning at the Office of the Inspector General of Police. Worked at Kenya Police Headquarters’ public relations office in the Rift Valley region, as well as at the National Police Senior Staff College in Loresho, Nairobi, also worked as a criminal intelligence officer for the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at the East African regional bureau.

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Resila is a professional teacher who earned her first degree in education from Moi University before beginning her career with the National Police Service in 2003.

Later, she received a CUNY Graduate Centre Doctorate Fellowship and graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Resila is also a graduate of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program with a Master of Science in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

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