He had also served as the county commander for Taita Taveta and at the defunct Flying Squad and Special Crimes Prevention Unit.
ATPU is one of the elite units in the National Police Service and is mandated to mitigate and investigate terrorism-related cases in the country.
It was formed in 2003 as a unit to investigate all terrorism matters.
This was after several terror attacks were experienced in the country for example US Embassy (1998) and the Kikambala (2002) terror attacks.
And since then, the team has managed to detect and contain dozens of planned terror-related attacks.