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Who is this man Hillary Mutyambai? Seven things to know about incoming IG

Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai has been sworn in as the new Inspector General of Police in a ceremony held on Monday at the Supreme Court of Kenya following his appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mutyambai is a trained police officer whose stellar career in the police service saw him rise from a junior officer in the then Kenya Police Force in 1991 to the rank of Superintendent of Police before joining the then Directorate of Security Intelligence in 1998.

But what else is known about this man Mutyambai?

1. He was born in 1964, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.

2. He began as a junior officer in 1991, moving to the rank of Superintendent of Police and later joined Directorate of Security Intelligence in 1998.

3. He rose to become the Deputy Director in charge of Counter-Terrorism in the National Intelligence Service – a position he held before his nomination as IG.

4. He has also served as Coast regional NIS boss and was at one time a political attaché at the Kenya High Commission in Kampala Uganda from 2000 to 2004.

5. He also has special training on counter-terrorism and advanced security from the US and Operational Management learned in the United Kingdom and Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism from Israel.

6. He is a man with a vast experience on security matters having undergone special training on counter terrorism and advanced security in the US, Operational Management in the United Kingdom and Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism in Israel.

7. He is married to Prof Susan Nzioki and together they have two kids David and Lucy.