Saturday, July 13, 2024
HomeLifestyleFormer Kenyan Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira dies

Former Kenyan Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira dies

President Daniel Moi Former President Daniel Moi during a previous address

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Duncan Wachira, a former commissioner of police who worked in retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s government, has passed on after a long illness.

Duncan Wachira, led the police force from 1996 to 1998. In October 2019, reported that Wachira had suffered a heart attack and had been taken to India for treatment.

A press statement by State House disclosed that Wachira died on Wednesday, October 21, at his home in Nairobi.The late Duncan WachiraThe late Duncan Wachira

President Uhuru Kenyatta has since sent his condolence message to the family, friends and relatives of Wachira, remembering him as a patriot who was committed to the wellbeing of the country.

“I have known Duncan Wachira as a man of great insight and unique qualities. During his time as the head of our police service, Mr Wachira pioneered reforms that improved the welfare of our men and women in uniform,” the president eulogised.

In addition, the president stated that Wachira would remain an inspiration to young people serving in the forces.

“Mr Wachira is also remembered for his no-nonsense approach to the fight against crime especially in Nairobi. It is during his time as the top cop, I remember, that many organised criminal syndicates were dismantled,” the President eulogised.

“May God give the family of the departed the fortitude and comfort to bear the loss,” he added.

Wachira retired in 1998 shortly after the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi.During his tenure, Wachira and other officers were able to curb highly profiled and feared robbers such Rasta, Wacucu and Wanugu, who at the time, terrorised residents.The late Duncan WachiraThe late Duncan Wachira


Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Sylvester Movette zunda on Mali wedding attack kills 21
James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Pedegu on Malawi El