The new Inspector General of Police Hillary Nzioka Mutyambai has been sworn in this morning and there is change of guard after a four year run by the out going Boinnet.
His swearing comes a few days after Mutyambai’s appointment to the powerful office was approved by the National Assembly’s joint committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Affairs.
The once top spy and now the IG, took the oath of office on Monday, April 8, morning thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for giving him the opportunity to serve Kenyans and promised to join hands in the ongoing war against graft.
His first day on duty, the IG promised to scale up the fight on corruption
“I am fully in support of the ongoing fight against corruption in the country, and I want to be very clear; we must all join hands in the fight against the vice…. We as the National Police Service, we will play our enforcement role in a non-partisan manner guided by high fidelity in the law,” the new police boss said.
Other than addressing corruption, the new police boss said he is fully aware of the security threats the country has been facing since time immemorial. He also mentioned he will continue looking into the welfare of uniformed officers and the ongoing police reforms including harmonisation of the command structure at the ward level.
President Uhuru Kenyatta picked Mutyambai from the the National Intelligence Service (NPS) where he was an assistant director. He becomes the third IG after Boinnet who took over from David Kimaiyo.
Mr Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai has this morning been sworn in as kenya’s third Inspector General of Police at the Supreme Court of Kenya following his appointment by HE President Uhuru Kenyatta and successful vetting by the Senate and the National Assembly of Kenya. #ANewDawn pic.twitter.com/R62veTpfrb
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) April 8, 2019