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John Onyango named deputy DCI after exit of Nicholas Kamwende

John Onyango

The director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau John Onyango has been named the new deputy DCI.

Onyango takes over from Nicholas Ireri Kamwende who retired from the service after attaining retirement age.

The handover ceremony was conducted at DCI headquarters Mazingira Building.

He will deputize Mohamed Amin as the deputy DCI. Onyango is also a former Nyanza Region DCI boss.

As the new deputy his main job will be among others administration and coordination of various operations.

CRIB where he has been is key in DCI operations and was formed as a result of the need to have a centralized unit that profiles offenders and provides advisory.

Its main mandate includes offender profiling and crime.

It collects crime data from all over the country and stores it in a database, identifies crime patterns and trends, and researches the same to advise the stakeholders and provide a link between investigative units in the country to enable them to share criminal data among themselves.

It also integrates with other government data repositories to enrich the offender profiling process and liaise with investigative and operational units by providing analytical assistance.

The changes triggered movements within the service. In other changes, DCI Mohamed Amin moved the heads of DCI at Nairobi’s Langata, Starehe, and Kasarani subcounties.

Meanwhile, the Nyanza region got a new regional police commander after the retirement of Manasse Musyoka.

Former commandant of Kenya Police Railways and Ports Commandant Patrick Tito took over as the new RPC in the changes.

Tito was last week unveiled as the new Nyanza RPC. Officials said more changes are expected in the service to enhance operations at large.

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