Nairobi Regional Commander Adamson Bungei was on Monday, June 5, promoted to a new rank, Kenyans.co.ke has learnt.
A source privy to the matter revealed that Bungei was promoted alongside Police Spokesperson Dr Resila Onyango and Director of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) David Birech.
Bungei was promoted to the position of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), an opportunity that attracted new responsibilities and authority within the service.
At the same time, National Police Service Commission (NPSC) promoted the current Police Spokesperson, Dr Resila Onyango, to the position of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
NPS equally promoted David Birech, who is currently serving as the Director of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU), to the position of Senior Assistant Inspector General of Police (S/AIG).
When reached by Kenyans.co.ke, Onyango, however, played coy preferring not to comment on her promotion.
Bungei is a 35-year veteran of the police service who has held several positions including Commandant of the Kenya Police College. He is a graduate of the Kenya School of Government and the University of Nairobi.
He is a highly decorated officer and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Police Medal, and the Long Service Medal.
While serving as Nairobi Regional Commander, Bungei worked to build relationships between the police and local leaders in order to weed out criminal elements from the streets. He is also a strong supporter of human rights, and he has spoken out against police brutality.
In his position as the Nairobi Regional Commander, Bungei is responsible for overseeing the police operations in the capital city. He is also responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the city's residents and visitors.
Dr. Resila Onyango, on the other hand, was appointed to the position of Police Spokesperson of the Kenya Police Service in January 2023.
Onyango is a 25-year veteran of the police service with a decorated career that includes holding the position of Director of Communication and Director of Public Affairs.
She was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Police Medal, and the Long Service Medal for her service. She is also a recipient of the American International Police Association's Top Cop Award.
She is known for her advocacy in community policing and has worked to build relationships between the police and the communities they serve.
As Police Spokesperson, Onyango is responsible for communicating the activities and policies of the Kenya Police Service to the public. She is also responsible for responding to media inquiries and providing information to the public about crime and safety.
Birech succeeded Director of Criminal Investigation Mohamed Amin on December 6, 2022, as the Assistant Inspector General of police in charge of reforms at the National Police Service (NPS).
As Director of the IAU, Birech is responsible for overseeing the internal affairs of the Kenya Police Service. He is responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct, including corruption, brutality, and abuse of power. He is also responsible for ensuring that the police service complies with the law and with international human rights standards.
Birech is a strong advocate for police accountability and transparency. He has spoken out against police brutality and has called for reforms to the police service. He is committed to building a police service that is professional, accountable, and respectful of human rights.
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