Owino re-appointed to spruce up police image


14 Aug 2015 | by
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Owino re-appointed to spruce up police image

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has recalled outspoken former Police spokesman Charles Owino Wahong’o to spruce up the fledging image police force three years after he was redeployed.............

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ha recalled outspoken former Police spokesman Charles Owino Wahong’o to spruce up the fledging image police force three years after he was redeployed. Owino served as a deputy police spokesman and acting police spokesman for over six years before he was redeployed as OCPD.  Owino a University of Nairobi Communication and Political Science graduate was recalled from Kisumu County Government where he had been seconded to the Inspectorate.

He takes over from Gatiria Mboroki who had replaced him in January 2013. Boinnet has redeployed Mboroki to the Store section where she will be in charge. Geoffrey Maiyek who has been OCPD Mombasa has been moved to Rift Valley to become the deputy regional coordinator.  He will be replaced by Central police station deputy OCPD Kiprotich Beren. Owino was initially appointed the first Assistant Inspector General of Police to head the Directorate of Internal Affairs but his appointment by NPSC was resisted by the then Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.

Kimaiyo then redeployed Owino first to the Internal Affairs Unit at Vigilance House and later OCPD Njoro before shortly moving him after four months to Ndhiwa.  Owino was later seconded to the Kisumu County Government in the City Inspectorate where he has served until his appointment as the Kenya Police Service spokesman. In January 2013, the NPSC appointed a team of officers to work with Inspector General David Kimaiyo on police reforms.

Kimaiyo, however, resisted the changes leading to a protracted battle between the NPSC and the office of the Inspector General that stalled police reforms before President Uhuru Kenyatta intervened.Owino has been an instructor at the CID Training school where he has taught several police officers some currently holding senior positions in the police service.

 

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