Nairobi Deputy County Police Commander, Beatrice Kiraguri ( Photo Courtesy)
She has risen from the lowest police rank to become one of the most powerful female police officers in Kenya today.
Beatrice Kiraguri's journey to the top is that of resilience and patient. Now in the service for over 20 years, the now Nairobi deputy county police commander could one day become Kenya's police boss.
From a junior police constable to Commissioner of Police, the experienced cop is also an academic powerhouse. With two degrees to her name and a host of other qualifications, Kiraguri is one of the most educated female cops in the country.
An expert in governance, ethics and forensic psychology and criminology, Kiraguri is a holder of Bachelor of Criminology and Security Studies from Egerton University. She is also a holder of a Masters degree in Governance and Ethics from Mount Kenya University.
Besides that, the experienced police officer is a holder of Higher National Diploma in security matters.
Kiraguri started her career in the security service in the North Eastern region where she worked for 10 years. She would later be posted to Machakos. After that, she was moved to Nakuru and Kapsabet as Base Commander.
She briefly worked at Complains Office at Police Headquarters, Vigilance House. She was later moved to Oloitoktok as Officer Commanding Police Division ( OCPD). She also served as OCPD in Athi River, Meru South, Gatanga and Thika West.
From Thika, she was moved to Nakuru as County Police Commander. In so doing, she became the first woman to hold the position in the history of Nakuru.
In June 2022, she was moved to Nairobi in the new position of Deputy County Police Commander. This places her just a heartbeat away from becoming Nairobi's top cop.
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