Former National Police Service spokesperson Bruno Shioso has landed a new role as the commandant of the National Police College Main campus in Kiganjo.
According to a statement shared by the National Police Service (NPS), Shioso will take over from Japhet Koome who is currently serving as the Inspector General of Police.
"Mr. Bruno Shioso OGW, AIG has taken over as the Commandant National Police College-Main Campus Kiganjo, " the statement reads in parts.
Shioso took over his new role during a brief handing-over ceremony held at the institution.
"An astute instructor who had previously served several pedagogical tours at the police college. Mr Shioso takes over from the IG-NPS Mr. Japhet Koome EBS, HSC, ndc 'K'," NPS said.
NPS further acknowledged that Shioso had succeeded during his stint as the spokesperson.
"During his tenure as the Spokesperson, he made innumerable achievements in the implementation of NPS Communication Strategy intended to advance the Mission and Vision of the Service,"NPS said.
"He has also steered with great success multi-agency and multi-sectoral programmes including the multi-agency security operations and the campaigns on the security preparedness for the 2022 General Election,"NPS added.
FORMER POLICE SPOKESPERSON TAKES OVER AS COMMANDANT NPC MAIN CAMPUS - KIGANJO
Mr. Bruno Shioso OGW, AIG has taken over as the Commandant National Police College-Main Campus Kiganjo. pic.twitter.com/bAUYOINU2T— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) November 15, 2022
Shioso was appointed to the office of the spokesperson in August 2021, prior to his appointment he had served with the UN as a Transnational organised crime expert.
He has held senior positions at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) including at the Banking Fraud Investigations Unit (BFIU) and as the Principal Assistant to then Director DCI, Mr. Francis Ndegwa Muhoro.
Shioso holds a Master’s of Science degree in Criminology (Police Leadership and Management) from Leicester University UK.
Japheth leaves commandant role
The recent appointment comes days after Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome was sworn in at a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
Koome took over office from Deputy Inspector General Noor Gabow who was the acting IG since August 2022 following the retirement of Hillary Mutyambai who left the service due to a medical condition.
On Tuesday, November 8 during his vetting, Koome promised to transform the National Police Service (NPS) and offer protection for all Kenyans irrespective of region, tribe, or political affiliation.
Koome was nominated by President William Ruto as the next Inspector General of Police.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, September 27, Ruto stated that Koome would succeed Mutyambai who resigned and proceeded on terminal leave.
"IG Police Mutyambai for his request to proceed on terminal leave because of his health situation."
"After discussions with Mutyambai and in consideration of his service to the nation and his health, I have accepted that he will proceed on terminal leave in the six months that he has on his contract,” Ruto stated.