Nairobi News


Nairobi gets new prisons commander as top bosses are reshuffled

Nairobi county has a new prison commander, Mr Samuel Karanja, who has taken over from Mr Henry Kisingu who has been moved to Mombasa.

The changes were announced on Monday by Prisons Commissioner General Wycliffe Ogallo in Kenya Prisons Service’s bid to deal with a number of rising challenges.

Topping these challenges is the ever-increasing prison population which presently stands at 223,718 inmates.


Manyani Maximum Prisons boss Nicholas Kipsang has been moved to Western region as the new prisons commander while Duncan Ogore has been moved from Rift Valley to Nairobi, where he is expected to assume a new role.

Mr James Kimutai has been appointed the new Rift Valley Prisons Commander while Mr Bison Khadiagala, who has been the Nyeri boss, has been moved to Manyani Maximum Prisons.

Mr Yusuf Kipyeko takes over from Mr Khadiagala in Nyeri.


Mr Nelson Emaase has been moved to Nyanza while Mr Dixon Mwanyangwa, who was in Nyanza, has been redeployed to Nairobi.

Former Coast Prisons commander Joseph Mutevesi has been appointed the director inspections and complaints.

A new appointment is that of Rahab Wairimu as the director legal, research and human rights and statistics at prisons headquarters in Nairobi.