Background

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History of the Kenya Police service

The Kenya Police has its small beginnings in the period between 1887 – 1902, tracing its foundation on the Imperial British East Africa (I.B.E.A.) Company, and a businessman Sir William McKinnon, who in the interest of his business found it necessary to provide some form of protection (security) for his stores along the coastline of Kenya.
It is from this origin that the concept of constituting a real police service was formed in Mombasa. Generally, police activities centered on protection of the business of the I.B.E.A. Company where the strength was mainly of Indian origin with a skeleton staff of some Africans otherwise referred to as ‘Askaris”. During those early stages of the small police force, its duties were negligible.

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Brig.Gen.F.S.
Edward,CBC,MG,DSO,OBE
(1908-1922)
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F.D.Thysen (1922-1925) 
R.C.ACavendishCBE1931 1941
R.C.A Cavendish,CBE
(1931-1941) 
 A.J.Kingsley Heath1941 1943
A.J. Kingsley-Heath (1941-1943)
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Mr. W.M.G Sandwith,
OBE(1942-1947)
 C.H.WardOBE1947 1949
C.H. Ward, OBE(1947-1949)
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Mr. M.S. O'Rorke, OBE
(1950-1951)
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Mr.D.D.M.MCgoun, CBE
OBE (1951-1954)
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Sir R. C.Cutling,OBE (1955-1964)
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Bernard Hinga,OBS,
OCSA(1964-1978) 
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Ben Gethi.CBS,O.ST.J
(1978-1982)
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 Bernard Njinu,CBS,DCO
(1982-1988)
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Phillip Kilonzo,CBS
(1988-1993)
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Shedrack Kiruki,
MGH,CBS(1993-1996)
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Duncan Wachira,
MBS,HSC (1996-1998)
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Philemon Abongo
MBS(1998-2002)
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Edwin Nyaseda
(2002-2003)
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Major General
Mohammed H.
Ali,MGH,MBS (2004-2009)
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Mathew K. Iteere
MGH, CBS (2009-2013)

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Grace S. Kaindi

MBS, ndc 'K' (2013-2015)

 

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