Mrs Eunice Dobby: Breaking Barriers and blazing a path
Deputy Commissioner of Police (CP) Mrs. Eunice A.J. Dobby, OGW, ndc (K), is the first female police pilot and the first female Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kenya.
She has overcome numerous obstacles to become a fully qualified flying instructor and the first female Commissioner of Police.
The NPS Airwing, which is a formation under the National Air Support Department, is currently under her command as chief pilot (NASD).
In addition to his Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, he holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from the University of Nairobi. He is also a member of the Kenyan Air Force Reserve. She is a graduate of Kisumu Girls High School and Kawuondi Primary School, among other institutions.
Rather than enrolling in university after completing secondary school, Madam Dobby chose to enlist as a recruit in the Police Service, which marked the beginning of her famous career in law enforcement. Her leadership abilities were noticed at the training school, and she was promoted to the position of Squad Leader for the female recruits in the training program. She went on to be promoted to the ranks of Chief Inspector, Superintendent, and Senior Superintendent of Police as her career progressed. She was promoted to the position of Commissioner of Police in 2016 as a result of her hard work, dedication, and devotion to duty.
The great police pilot was chosen to join the Police Airwing as a result of her strong academic achievements. She began training at the CMC Flying School in Kenya, where she graduated with a Private Pilot's License (PPL). Madam Dobby later attended the Oxford Aviation School in Texas, USA, where she received a Commercial, Instrument, and Multi-engine Pilot's License and Ratings from the United States Federal Aviation Administration after completing her training there. She is also a professional pilot trainer, having completed tough training at West Rift Aviation in Kenya and earning the highly coveted Flight Instructors Rating License.
The elite pilot possesses a wide range of skills and a wealth of flying experience, and he has demonstrated remarkable performance in the delivery of services. She has been involved in the providing of air support, particularly during operations, search and rescue missions, flying VIPs, casualty evacuation, teaching and mentoring young pilots, and many other areas of aviation.
Madam Dobby has undergone considerable training in order to further her professional knowledge and talents. She studied National Security and Strategy at the prestigious National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K), which is located in Nairobi, Kenya.
This was the subject of her dissertation, which was entitled "The Role of Civil Aviation in Promoting International Trade in Africa: A Case Study of the Kenya Aviation Industry." A report on the transformation of the different Airwings into the National Air Support Department (NASD) was also written by her, highlighting the critical role played by the Airbone Police Unit in the maintenance of law
and order. Aside from that, she participated in the Regional Police Commanders Strategic Program, which was organized by the United Kingdom (UK) College of Policing.
Madam Dobby was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) on Jamhuri Day in 2018 by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Force, in honor of her extraordinary service to the country and the community.
On numerous occasions, the first female pilot has served on various police committees, helping to plan and execute events such as sports, the Nairobi International Trade Fair, and first aid competitions, among others. Aside from that, Madam Dobby is a member of the Multi-Agency Oversight Team on Forests and a member of the board of directors of Utumishi Girls Academy. To give back to the community, she is actively involved in mentorship programs for students at both the primary and secondary school levels.
The Kenya Literature Bureau acknowledged her for her devotion and dedication to the mentorship programs, and her portrait appears on the cover of the Secondary Christian Religious Education Students Book Four, Second Edition, which is published by the Kenya Literature Bureau. Among her other accomplishments, she has been memorialized by the Nation Media Group as an influential and progressive figure who is driving change in Kenya, and she has been designated one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Kenya by the publication.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.