The Makadara Police Division in Nairobi has undergone changes in its leadership, according to recent reports. In a routine transfer, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations officer Felix Nyamai Kithuku, who was previously in charge of the division, has been relocated to the Nakuru region to serve in the same capacity.
Replacing Kithuku is Martin Korongo, who was formerly stationed in Loitoktok. Meanwhile, Judith Nyongesa has been appointed as the new police boss in Makadara, having previously served as the deputy OCPD. Dennis Omuko has taken over from Nyongesa as the new deputy.
While these changes are described as “normal transfers” by Makadara police chief Nyongesa, residents have raised concerns about the limited resources available to the division. With just five police vehicles for rapid response, locals feel that the division could benefit from additional resources to help with the fight against crime.
Despite these challenges, Nyongesa notes that crime levels have significantly decreased in the division thanks to intensified police patrols and the involvement of the Nyumba Kumi initiative. Makadara police division covers the vast Mukuru slums, which have historically been a haven for criminal activity.
With police commanders Festus Maingi, Benjamin Ndeto, Robert Mbui, James Nyamatara, and C.I Mbuvi leading the various stations and police camps within the division, Makadara residents hope that these changes will help to further improve the safety and security of their community.