National Police Service (NPS), on Monday, November 7, named Resila Atieno Onyango as the new spokesperson, taking over from Bruno Shioso.
Onyango's appointment made her the first female police spokesperson in the country, a historical achievement for the National Police Service (NPS).
Before her promotion, she served as the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Deputy Director of Planning at the Office of the Inspector General of Police.
Onyango, in December 2021, made headlines after becoming the first female police officer in the history of the police to earn a doctorate (PhD).
She earned her PhD in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, US.
The trailblazer also holds a Masters of Science Degree in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, from the US.
On the other hand, Shioso was promoted and named the commandant of the National Police Service Training Campus in Kiganjo.
The former police spokesperson immediately replaced Japheth Koome, who was fronted for the position of the Inspector General of Police (IG). Koome is set to replace Hillary Mutyambai, who retired early on medical grounds.
Shioso assumed the role of police spokesperson, taking over from Charles Owino, who was transferred to the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons (KNFP) and named the deputy director.
Before he was named police spokesperson, Shioso served at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
He also had a stint as the assistant to former DCI Ndegwa Muhoro. His appointment made him the third spokesperson of the National Police Service under the new dispensation, which started in 2012.
In other changes, the Deputy commandant at the Kiganjo college Philip Ndolo was recalled to the police headquarters.
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