Why politicians have much interest in IG’s postion?

Joseph Boinnet

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is coming to a close and a search to succeed him is on top gear.

Some of the possible names have been put on the table for consideration. Whether or not a possible successor is finally successful will depend on a number of factors, among them how far he or she can ‘cooperate,’ with the government of the day, his loyalty to the service, experience and so on.

According to sources, The National Security Council (NSC) chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta has selected a number of candidates from the National Police Service (NPS) as well as from other security agencies as possible successors.

NSC has been holding a series of meetings in recent weeks to discuss who will succeed Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet, whose term is ending.

Even as members of the council vouch for some candidates, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC), which is charged with employing and grading National Police Service staff, is yet to be vetted by the National Assembly.

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