North eastern gets new County and Police bosses as Nkaissery effects nationwide security changes

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By Ali Abdi

mohamud saleh with ali roba-nepjournal

Regional Coordinator of North Eastern Mohamud Saleh shares a point with Mandera Governor Ali Roba. The duo led county and national stakeholders in a security meeting held in Mandera on June 18, 2015.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Wednesday announced major changes in the country’s security systems which affected all 94 senior county officials in the country.

The changes come a day after Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi was replaced by GSU boss Joel Kimilu. She was appointed an ambassador but her duty station was not announced.

Announcing the changes in the company of Interior PS Monica Juma and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, Nkaissery said that the changes were in line with the ministry’s new structure and a scheme of service for national government administrative officers.

“The changes will help us to counter terror and extremism, curb cattle rustling in the North Rift and energize the fight against illicit alcohol,” said Nkaissery.

For North Eastern Kenya, Michael ole Talal will serve as the County Commissioner for Wajir with Samuel Kathia Mukindia as a County Commander.

James Kianda will serve as the County Commissioner for Garissa while Rashid Yakubu will be the new police boss.

In Mandera, William Kiprono will be the County Commissioner while Job Kiprotich will head the police.

Kiprono replaces the embattled Alex Nkoyo who has been moved to Kiambu. Nkoyo has enjoyed a rosy relationship with the county’s political leaders, who accused him of sleeping on the job.

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow welcomed his removal terming it a ‘good riddance’.

 

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