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Meet Lwak Girls Alumni Who Became Kenya's First Police Officer To Earn A PhD

Her name is Dr. Resila Onyango. She is an Ivy League graduate, a Senior Superintendent of Police and currently the Deputy Director of Planning at the Office of the Inspector General of Police. She earned her PhD and Master of Philosophy in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice-The City University of New York and thus becoming the first Kenyan police officer to earn a PhD.

Until August 2021 she was a Criminal Intelligence Officer who has taught Criminal Justice both at John Jay College of Criminal Justice USA and locally at the USIU-Africa. Dr. Resila graduated from Moi University with her first degree in Education before joining the National Police Service in the year 2003.Dr. Resila is also a Military Observer trained at the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre in Finland and a trained Sex Crimes Investigator by the International Law Enforcement Academy, Botswana.

Dr. Resila underwent her initial police training at the then Kenya Police College Kiganjo in 2003 and emerged as the Best Overall Female recruit. She has also served at the Public Relations Office at Kenya Police Headquarters, Nairobi County, Rift Valley Region, and at the National Police Senior Staff College, Loresho. She is a Lwak Girls highschool alumni. Congratulations to her.


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