• Resila becomes the second woman to ascend to the post after Zipporah Mboroki who served in 2014.
• Until her appointment, Resila was the Deputy Director of Administration and Planning at NPS since 2021.
Former police spokesperson Bruno Shioso was on Monday promoted and named the commandant of the National Police Service Training Campus in Kiganjo.
Resila Atieno Onyango was in turn named to replace him in the changes announced by acting IGP Noor Gabow.
Resila becomes the second woman to ascend to the post after Zipporah Mboroki who served in 2014.
Until her appointment, Resila was the Deputy Director of Administration and Planning at NPS since 2021.
An officer of the rank of Commissioner of Police, Resila is widely read with experience in the disciplined Service spanning close to two decades.
She holds a PhD in Criminal Justice from The Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York, USA.
Initially trained as a teacher at Moi University where she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree, Onyango went on to pursue a Science in Criminology Masters degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 before undertaking a Master of Philosophy degree course in Criminal Justice in 2013 at the City University of New York where she eventually graduated with her PhD in 2018.
In between her studies, Onyango taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice as an assistant tutor in Criminal Justice and Statistics, and Research Methods between 2014 and 2017.
Upon her return to Kenya in 2018, Onyango taught Criminal Justice at the United States International University-Africa until 2020.
Until her appointment to the new position, Onyango was teaching at International Peace Support Training Centre in Kenya and Eastern Africa Standby Force in Burundi.
She was also involved as a facilitator in Police Component, and Gender and Diversity issues on Peace Support Operations in Kenya, Rwanda and Seychelles.
Onyango also worked as a Certified UN Master Training of Trainers in Uganda as well as an external supervisor for the Master's Degree Program at the National Defence College in Kenya.
She was also the Criminal Intelligence Officer at the Crimes against Children Unit at the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) since 2019.
Soon after she was enlisted into the Kenya Police Service as a Police Constable in 2003, Onyango went on to hold several ranks in the service including College Administrator at National Police Service Senior Staff College.
She was also the Senior Protection Officer at the Witness Protection Agency, Staffing Officer Personnel in Rift Valley Province and Buruburu Police Division, Staffing Officer to Police Spokesman and at the Police Headquarters Public Relations Office.
Onyango has four publications to her name including Digitalization of Police Crime Records in Kenya and Gender-based Reforms in Kenyan Policing.
Through her policing career, Onyango won seven awards and fellowships, six in the US and one in Kenya where she was awarded the Cane of Honor for Best All-Round Recruit at the Kenya Police College, Kiganjo.