Why all Shauri Moyo Police officers have been transfered, ordered to leave by next week

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All police officers attached to Shauri Moyo Police Station, Nairobi were Wednesday moved over various complaints from the public and crime surge.

They were moved and ordered to leave to their new stations by February 27. This follows complaints of harassment by the public and crime surge in the area.A new team has been moved to take over the vacancies.

Officials explained the move by Deputy Inspector General of Police Njoroge Mbugua followed an incident in which a civilian was shot and seriously injured in a mistaken identity in the area.

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Officers on the ground allegedly tried to cover up the incident saying the victim had tried to rob a female officer of her gun.

There have also been complaints from locals some officers at the station harass and extort money from them.Meanwhile, four County Commissioners were moved in changes announced by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

Kajiado County Commissioner David Kipkemei was moved to the Office of the President, Harambee House to wait new assignments.He was replaced by Nakuru’s Joshua Nkanatha while Trans Nzoia’s Erastus Mbui was named the new Nakuru County Commissioner.

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Naivasha deputy County boss was named the acting Trans Nzoia boss.

Officials said Kipkemei was moved over a security lapse at a presidential event on February 3 while in Kajiado.

The said lapse happened as President Kenyatta arrived from Arusha through Namanga border and later toured various projects in Kajiado.He was summoned to Harambee House where he was informed of his mistake on February 4 before he was moved.

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The changes are part of ongoing restructuring processes in the provincial administration. The former provincial administration was restructured to accommodate the new commissioners.

This followed the ushering of the 2010 constitution. The RCs replaced Provincial Commissioners in the new dispensation. They chair and coordinate national government issues in their regions including security matters.

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