Former DCI deputy named head of Interpol
Three senior officers kicked out of the police at the height of a protracted battle between sacked DIG Grace Kaindi (pictured) and her bosses have been reinstated and appointed to top positions. The three were transferred last September, days after Kaindi was forced out of office by her bosses. They were moved to the Interior ministry where they have remained for 14 months. Gideon Kimilu, who was the Deputy Director of CID, is the new Interpol subregion boss. Kimilu emerged first in an interview for the position. Patrick Ndunda, who was the head of the criminal registry, and Charlton Mureithi, who was the traffic commander, have returned to the mainstream police. Mureithi has been deployed to Jogoo House as the new internal affairs unit boss, while Ndunda returns to CID headquarters for deployment. At the time of their transfer, there was suspicion that the changes were, among other things, fashioned to dismantle an alleged line-up of senior police officers linked to the sacked DIG. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet at the time said the changes are meant to improve services. The transfer came as a shocker to commanders and commissioners of the National Police Service Commission, who were kept in the dark as the changes were effected on Friday night. The changes came days after President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Joel Kitili acting DIG. Kitili has since been confirmed to the position. To date neither NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi nor Boinnet has explained why the top cops were moved.