IG Boinnet tenure Ends

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet

The tenure of the inspector general of police Joseph Boinnet is expected to end today 13th march 2019 after successfully serving for 4 years as stipulated by the constitution.

Boinnet was sworn in on March 11, 2015, to tackle terror attacks that had gripped the country.

The tenure of the inspector general of police is not eligible for re-appointment as the law provides that the holder of such officer shall serve for a fixed four-year term. And thus today might be his last day at Jogoo house 4th floor where he has been operating from.

He is a career policeman who joined the National Intelligence Service in 1998.  His appointment followed the resignation of David Kimaiyo the same month.  President Uhuru appointed Kimaiyo as the chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority.

A cut-throat competition by power players who are keen on influencing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s next choice of police boss to their favour kicked off.

Under the radical changes introduced by Boinnet, both the AP and the Kenya Police are now under a single command structure to boost response and harmonize operations.

In his last day in office, the police boss is expected to meet the incoming commissioners of the National Police Service Commission.

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The commissioners who will be sworn into office today will be critical in the recruitment of Boinnet’s successor.

Eliud Kinuthia was appointed the chairman of the NPSC, taking over from Johnstone Kavuludi. Members of the commission include Lilian Kiamba, Eusibius Laibuta, Naftali Kipchirchir Rono, Alice Atieno Otwala and John ole Mayaki.

After taking the oath of office, the commissioners will hold its first meeting and pick a candidate to hold the office of the IG in an acting capacity.

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Eyes will be on NPSC and the president on who will be the next police boss. In his new style of leadership, Uhuru has entrusted intelligence and military officials in key strategic positions within the government. They include EACC chief Twalib Mbarak, DPP Noordin Haji and the Head of Immigration Alexander Muteshi among others.

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