The government has named Florence Kerubo Omundi as the new deputy commissioner of prisons in an acting capacity.
Ms Omundi will now deputise Wycliffe Ogaro who is the prisons boss.
The new prisons deputy commissioner replaces Benjamin Njoga who retired on July 1.
Until her appointment, Ms Omundi was serving as the director of sports and gender in the prisons department.
Ms Omundi holds a Master’s degree in Economics, Social Development Planning and Management Social Development from Swansea University.
A circular released by the Ministry of Interior, said her appointment is effective from July 1.
Some of her duties include: To guide the enforcement and interpretation of Prisons Act and all laws relating to the prisons service, ensure compliance with government policies and advise the commissioner general of prisons on operational matters.
Other duties are, guide the formulation and implementation of department policies, rules, regulations and standing orders.