The National Police Service’s (NPS) Internal Affairs Unit has gotten a new director.
Officials said Assistant Inspector General of police in charge of reforms at NPS David Birech was named the new director to succeed the Director of Criminal Investigation Mohamed Amin.
Birech took over at IAU on Wednesday, December 7 at a brief ceremony at the KCB center in Upperhill.
IAU acting director Esther Ng’ang’a said in a memo to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority said Birech had taken over.
“We are pleased to write and bring to your attention that Mr. David Birch, MBS psc'(R), Assistant Inspector General of Police has succeeded Mr. Mohamed I. Amin as the Director Internal Affairs Unit.”
“His appointment was communicated to the Unit by the Inspector General of the National Police Service on 2nd December 2022. Prior to his appointment in the current position, he was the NPS Director of reforms at Jogoo
House,” said the memo signed by Ng’ang’a.
The memo said Birech is ready to partner with IPOA to fulfill the IAU statutory
Birech had also worked as a Staff Officer training at Vigilance.
IAU has also received ten new seasoned investigators from DCI.
Part of the functions of the unit includes receiving and investigating complaints against police.
It also promotes uniform standards of discipline and good order in the service and keeps a record of facts of any complaints or investigations made to it.
Without making prejudice the Unit may where necessary investigate and recommend appropriate action in respect of anyone found engaging in any unlawful conduct.