Uhuru, Kibaki mourn former police commissioner Duncan Wachira
Published on: October 21, 2020 09:21 (EAT)
President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Head of State Mwai Kibaki have sent messages of condolence following the death of former Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira on Wednesday morning at his Nairobi home. President Kenyatta remembered the former police boss as a true servant of the nation and a patriot who was committed to the wellbeing of the country. “I have known Duncan Wachira as a man of great insight and unique qualities. During his time as the head of our police service, Mr Wachira pioneered reforms that improved the welfare of our men and women in uniform. “Mr Wachira is also remembered for his no-nonsense approach to the fight against crime especially in Nairobi. It is during his time as the top cop, I remember, that many organised criminal syndicates were dismantled,” the President eulogised. The Head of State said Mr Wachira’s virtues of hard work and dedication to duty will remain an inspiration to many young Kenyans especially those serving the country in the disciplined forces. On his part, former President Kibaki conveyed my his condolences saying he is praying that the Almighty God grants the deceased’s family and friends solace and fortitude. “The late Wachira will be remembered for scuttling the notorious criminal enterprise of the 1990s that featured some of Kenya’s most infamous gangsters of all time. His tenure as Police Chief witnessed some of the most deplorable events in Kenya’s history, including the audacious 1998 US Embassy bombing, yet Wachira, somehow, still managed to command his troops to inspire public confidence,” Mr. Kibaki said in a statement.