13 Things to know about deceased CID boss Noah Arap Too
Former director of Criminal Investigations Department who also served as Ainamoi MP, Noah Arap Too, died on Wednesday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted for treatment of diabetes
Arap Too, 68, was one of the longest serving chiefs of CID (since renamed Directorate of Criminal Investigations), having served for 15 years. Here are 13 things that you probably didn’t know about him:
1. He is a former Director of Criminal Investigation who was born in 1947.
2. He joined the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo in 1964, a year after Kenya’s independence, after which he was immediately posted to Kisumu.
3. In 1967, Mr Too was posted to Mandera as a police officer.
4. He was transferred to Nairobi as an Inspector of Police attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (now the Directorate of Criminal Investigations).
5. He was then transferred to Nyeri in 1972 as the District Criminal Investigations Officer, DCIO.
6. In 1978, he was promoted and posted to North Eastern Province as the Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer, PCIO.
7. After a year, he returned to Nairobi to head the Special Unit, which was in charge of investigating corruption.
8. In 1980, he was transferred to Nakuru as the Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer, PCIO Rift Valley where he worked for just three months and was moved to the Coast Province as the Provincial Police Officer, PPO.
9. In 1983, Mr Too was transferred to the CID Headquarters in Nairobi as the Deputy Director of Criminal Investigations, replacing Jack Irrene who retired.
10. A year later, in October 1984, he became the Director of Criminal Investigations replacing Mr Ignatius Nderi.
11. He served as the Director till 1999 when he retired in November and joined the Public Service Commission.
12. In 2002, he contested the Ainamoi Parliamentary seat and won. He was the MP until 2007 when he left politics and the seat was taken by David Kimutai Too.
13. Mr Noah Arap Too died early Wednesday May 6, 2015, aged 68 years, at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted for three weeks with diabetes related complications.