Police chief quits after being transferred to Garissa
25 June 2015, 18:47
Nairobi - Newly appointed Garissa County CID boss Boniface Mwaniki has opted to retire from the force after being transferred to the terror hotspot last week.
Mwaniki was last week transferred to Garissa as the new head of Criminal Investigations in Garissa County, having been shifted there from the Anti Terror Police Unit ATPU where he was the national boss.
But in a letter to head of the CID Ndegwa Muhoro, Mwaniki said that he felt his life would have been in danger if he moved to Garissa and thus instead decided to retire.
It is not yet known whether his resignation has been accepted.
Garissa has suffered the second biggest single terror attack ever in April after the attack on the Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.
He felt that being at such a terror hotspot, he would have been a target for terrorists and sympathisers of terror activities.
The ATPU has been accused in the past of heinous crimes against terror suspects by several human rights organizations.
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