Former Senior Assistant Inspector General of Police Zachary King’ori Mwangi who has died while receiving treatment in a Nairobi hospital ( Photo Courtesy)
Zachary King’ori Mwangi, who has today died in a Nairobi hospital, was a very powerful figure during his heydays as a police officer.
In a stellar career as a cop spanning over three decades, King’ori Mwangi rose to the high echelons of the police command. In his 30s, he was occupying the powerful Provincial Police Officer ( PPO) position. He served in Nairobi, Coast and former Western Province.
King’ori Mwangi was one of the front runners for the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Kenya Police Service wing following the promulgation of the new Constitution. But he was unsuccessful as he lost the race to Grace Kaindi.
At Vigilance House, King’ori Mwangi also served as the director of police operations. He would later serve as the Principal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
King’ori Mwangi would later be posted to the Kenya Police Training College-Kiganjo where he served as the Commandant.
After the checkered police career as a law enforcer, King’ori Mwangi retired from the service. He was once tipped to become the Inspector General of Police but his career of near-misses saw him wield too much influence.
King’ori Mwangi would later join the ministry of foreign affairs where he worked until his retirement from the public service. His death marks the end of an era for one of the most decorated cops in the history of Kenya.