Former Deputy IG Charles Owino Given New Title

  • Kenya Police Spokesman Charles Owino was on Tuesday promoted and named the Director of Communication Services in the National Police Service.

    He has taken over the position from George Kinoti who was appointed the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

    Mr Owino was promoted last year to the rank of Assistant Inspector General alongside seven other senior officers.

    Maxwell Agoro, who has been at the Directorate of Operations, has succeeded Mr Owino as the Police Spokesperson.

    Deputy Inspector General of KPS, Edward Mbugua, made the appointment of Agoro at Vigilance House.

    [caption caption="Charles Owino and IG Joseph Boinnett"][/caption]

    Mr Kinoti, who succeeds Ndegwa Muhoro, was sworn in on January 19 alongside Deputy Inspector Generals Edward Mbugua and Noor Gabow, who are in charge of National Police Service and Administration Police respectively.

    The three went through a vetting process on Thursday morning by the National Police Service Commission led by its chairman, Johnston Kavuludi.

    Sources at the National Police Service stated that Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, wants to make the directorate more active and responsive to the public at large.

    “You will see an active service now regarding communication. We have a corporate image that must be maintained too.

    [caption caption="George Kinoti being sworn in"][/caption]

    "It will be under his command. Major changes are expected in the police service as the new police commanders settle down to work," the source was quoted by People Daily.