Pius Mwanthi is a serving Kenyan Police officer with a total of 18 years of policing experience currently holding the rank of Superintendent of Police in Kenya.
Pius has worked with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Peace support operation in various capacities and has experience as a trainer, investigator and in personnel management. Pius’ AMISOM work experience includes working as Acting AMISOM Police Operation Coordinator and the Team Leader Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Team. In Kenya, Pius has served in several command level including, Head of faculty of Criminal Investigations, Director Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at the Kenya Police College, Officer Commanding Police Station and Officer in charge investigations in several Police Stations.
Pius is a certified trainer both nationally and internationally by African Union and UN. He has attended Training of Trainers Course- AMISOM Specific Police Pre-deployment Training for Individual Police Officers, Explosive Hazard Awareness Training of Trainers (EHAT) at Humanitarian Peace Support School-Nairobi (Kenya) and Crime Scene Investigation Training of Trainers by Scotland Yard facilitated by GIZ Germany. He has also participated in the development of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration training manuals, and subsequently have been involved in the facilitation of several courses on DDR and Child protection at International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC). Further, he has supported Training on Development of National Police Service Training Manuals and Advanced Methods of Crime Investigation from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.
Pius holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration.
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Eastern Africa
- South Sudan
- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Armed groups and armed conflict
- Children and DDR
- National and local ownership
- Organized crime and DDR
- Police roles and responsibilities
- Security sector reform and DDR
- Terrorism, violent extremism and DDR
- The United Nations and DDR