Douglas Kanja Kiricho on Thursday took the oath of office as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.
This is after he emerged best in the interviews conducted by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) last week.
President William Ruto announced his appointment through a gazette notice dated Wednesday, April 12, to replace Edward Mbugua who retired from the service.
The event was presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Supreme Court Building.
“I Douglas Kanja Kirocho having been appointed the Deputy Inspector of General police, do swear that I will be faithful, to the constitution of Kenya and the President of Kenya during my service in the Kenya police without favor affection malice or ill will, and that I will at all time do my utmost preserve the peace and to prevent offenses against the peace and I shall continue to hold the said office to the best of my skill and knowledge,” he stated during the occasion.
“‘I will discharge all duties faithfully according to the law and I will subject myself to the constitution, all acts, orders, regulations now or in future in service relating to my service in the Kenya Police service.”