Douglas Kirocho Kanja is now the official new Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Kirocho has today the 13th of April taken the oath of office barely a day after President William Ruto announced his appointment after he emerged as the top in interviews conducted by the National Police Service Commission last week.
“I Douglas Kanja Kirocho having been appointed the Deputy Inspector of General police, do swear that I will be faithful, to the constitution of Kenya and the President of Kenya during my service in the Kenya police without favour affection malice or ill will, and that I will at all time do my utmost preserve the peace and to prevent offences against the peace and I shall continue to hold the said office to the best of my skill and knowledge,” he stated during the occasion.
Kirocho promised to discharge his duties faithfully according to the law. He also pledged to subject himself to the constitution, and all acts, orders, and regulations in his tenure in service in the Kenya Police Service.
The new Deputy Inspector General succeeds Edward Mbugua who retired from the service.
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His appointment as announced on Wednesday, April 12, by President William Ruto in a gazette notice took effect on 12th April 2023.
Kirocho previously served as General Service Unit (GSU) Commandant since 2018.
He comes into the office at a time when the service is facing several challenges, which he is familiar with such as poor working conditions, low salaries and poor morale.
Present during the ceremony were his boss the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, fellow DIG for Administration Police Noor Gabow and DCI boss Mohamed Amin and the members of the National Police Service Commission.
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