|Female Police officers march during one of the country`s National Holidays|
|Kenya`s Police Commissioner Mr.Mathew Iteere.|
|Defense Minister Mr.Yusuf Haji and Chief of the Defence Force Gen.Julius Karangi during the press conference at the Department of Defense headquarters.|
Kenya Government reshuffles Police heads as it fights Al-Shabaab
In a bid to fight and curb the highrise of terrorism activities in the East African nation Kenya which borders the lawless Somalia has today, Thursday July 05 effected a major reshuffle among its top Police officers.
The entire top Police command of North Eastern Province under the command of Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Mr. Leo Nyongesa has been moved. The new PPO for North Eastern Province where a terrorist attack occurred last Sunday killing 17 people and injuring about 60 people is Philip Tuimur.
Former President Kibaki`s head of Presidential escort Mr.Benson Kibue who was until his elevation as the Traffic Commandant the Western Provincial Police takes over from Joseph Ole Tito who now moves to Nyanza Province as the Police boss in the region.
Former North Eastern PPO and his Nyanza counterpart Mr.Njue Njagi have been moved to Police headquarters to take up senior Administration positions. In the recent past Kenya has witnessed numerous terrorist attacks from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab fighters since her forces crossed over to Somalia.
And the Defense Minister of Kenya Mr. Yusuf Haji flanked with the Chief of the Defense Forces Gen.Julius Karangi told a media conference at the Department of Defense headquarters in Nairobi today that the Government will intensify surveillance in the North Eastern region which is prone to attacks from the Al-Shabaab due to its proximity to Somalia.
Gen.Gichagi emphasized that the Kenyan troops who are fighting the Al-Shabaab together with other troops from other countries in the Africa Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will soon capture Kismayu port which is the economic mainstay of the Al-Shabaab fighters.ice heads as it fights Al-Shabaab