Uhuru nominates new IG, rewards Boinnet with plum job
President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated a new Inspector General of Police following the retirement of Joseph Boinnet.
The president has tapped Mr Hilary Mutyambai, who is currently the assistant director at the Counter Terrorism Center, for IG’s position.
The appointment comes a day after Mr Boinnet completed his four-year term in the office.
The president has in turn nominated Boinnet for the position of Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
The announcement was made through an Executive Order released on Wednesday.
In the order, President Uhuru also appointed Mr Wycliffe Ogalo as the Commissioner General Kenya Prisons service; Brigadier Vincent Naisho Loonena as the Director General of Kenya Coast Guard Service as well as Brigadier John Migui Waweru as the Director General, Kenya Wildlife Service.
According to the constitution, Mr Mutyambai must be vetted by Parliament.
Boinnet was nominated as IG by President Kenyatta on December 31, 2014 and was sworn in on March 11, 2015, taking over as the second IG under the new constitution following the retirement of David Kimaiyo.
The President is required, within 14 days after a vacancy occurs in the office of the Inspector-General, to nominate a replacement and submit their name to Parliament.
According to Article 245 (2) (a) of the Constitution, the Inspector-General of the Service shall be formally appointed by the President after Parliament approves after vetting by the National Assembly’s Administration and National Security Committee.
The NPSC Act requires the National Assembly to approve or reject the nominees for the position of IG within 21 days from the date the Speaker makes the announcement.