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The Day Uhuru Was Forced To Fire History-making Female Cop

Former Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Kenya Police Service wing ( Photo Courtesy)

She made history by becoming the first woman in the police service to be appointed as Provincial Police Officer ( PPO). And a few years later, Grace Kaindi found herself as the second most powerful cop in the country when she was appointed by former President Mwai Kibaki as Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Kenya Police Service wing.

At the height of her police career spanning over three decades, Kaindi became one of the most powerful and influential cops in the country. But on September 1, 2015, her life would change completely!

Against her expectations, Kaindi would be relieved by the then President Uhuru Kenyatta from her position. It was reported that the decision to fire the DIG was reached after a high level meeting chaired by Uhuru himself at State House, Mombasa.

Uhuru would later announce to the country that Kaindi had retired from the service after attaining retirement age of 60 years.

Kaindi would later be nominated as Kenya's Ambassador. But she declined Uhuru's job offer even as she challenged her firing in Court but to no success.

The former DIG would later completely be edged out of the system after Joel Mboya Kitili was sworn-in as her successor.

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DIG Grace Kaindi Kenya Police Mombasa Uhuru Kenyatta


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