Dr Resila Atieno Onyango is the new spokesperson of the National Police Service.
She takes over from Bruno Shioso who was promoted and named the commandant of the National Police Service Training Campus in Kiganjo.
Shioso replaced the incoming Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome.
Deputy commandant at the college Philip Ndolo returns to police headquarters.
Acting IGP Noor Gabow announced the changes.
Central Regional Police Commander (RPC) Manase Musyoka moves to Nairobi region in the same capacity.
Musyoka replaces James Mugera who has retired after attaining retirement age.
Lydia Ligami takes over as Central region police commandant.
Paul Langat moves to Western as the RPC to replace Peris Muthoni who is retiring from the service.
Gabow also named Cathrene Mugwe as the new staff officer training at police headquarters.
He termed the changes normal aimed at boosting operations in the affected areas.
Officials said more changes are expected from next month once Koome takes over as the IGP.
Wealth of experience
Resila was the first female police officer, in the history of the National Police Service to earn a doctorate degree.
A Senior Superintendent of Police, Resila is currently the Deputy Director of Planning at the Office of the Inspector General of Police.
She has previously worked at the Kenya Police headquarters public relations office in the Rift Valley region, and at the National Police Senior Staff College in Loresho, Nairobi.
She has also worked at the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) at the regional bureau of East Africa as a criminal intelligence officer.
Resila is a trained teacher by profession and graduated from Moi University with her first degree in Education, before joining the National Police Service in 2003.
She later earned her PhD in Criminal Justice from the Graduate Center /John Jay College of Criminal Justice – The City University of New York (CUNY), USA under the CUNY Graduate Centre Doctorate Fellowship.
Resila also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, under Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program.