, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday nominated Hilary Mutyambai to replace Joseph Boinnet as the Inspector General of Police.
The announcement was contained in an Executive Order, in which President Kenyatta appointed immediate former IG Joseph Boinnet to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife as the Chief Administrative Secretary.
The country’s top police post fell vacant earlier this week after Boinnet’s four year term came to an end.
Mutyambai is a career policeman who was enlisted in the then Kenya Police Force in 1991 and rose in ranks to the rank of Superintendent of Police before joining the then Directorate of Security Intelligence that was a department within the Kenya police Force in 1998.
He rose to the top management of the National Intelligence Service where he was a Deputy Director in charge of Counter Terrorism.
Mutyambai holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.
This is the same university where the outgoing IG acquired his Master’s degree as well.
In other changes effected by the President, Wycliffe Ogalo takes over as the Commissioner- General of Kenya Prisons after the term of long serving Josiah Osugo expired.
Brigadier John Waweru is the new Director General at the Kenya Wildlife Service, taking over from Charles Musyoki who has been holding the office in an acting capacity.