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Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Andengenye, 49 

By Bernard James, The Citizen

Posted  Sunday, November 10  2013 at  01:01

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  • Behind-the-scenes moves to prepare someone to take the top cop job have been ongoing in and outside the force for the past six months, with Mr Andengenye rated highly.
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Between December 1995 and February 1997, he was stationed at the Tanzania-Kenya Namanga border, where he took charge of criminal investigations. In the next 16 years, Mr Andengenye rose steadily through the ranks to his current position after he attended the Gazetted Officers Course at Kurasini Police College in 1997.

From 1997 to 2003, he was former IGP Mahita’s Aide-de-Camp. Mr Mahita served as an IGP from 1996 to 2006. He would go on to elevate Mr Andengenye to Officer Commanding District for Morogoro region, where he also headed the regional crime office until 2006--when he was appointed the regional police commander.

In 2010, he was transferred to Arusha in the same capacity. It is during this time that the tourist city experienced political violence between the ruling CCM and the opposition Chadema following the disputed mayoral election of 2010. Two Chadema supporters were shot dead by police in January 2011 during a huge protest against the election of Gaudence Lyimo as mayor of Arusha as the two parties squared it out for control of the key city. Those who worked with him during those turbulent times in Arusha credit him with handling the crisis professionally and diplomatically, eventually heading off the possibility of more violence.

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