Joseph Boinett Sworn In As Inspector General

Joseph Boinett Sworn In As Inspector General

Boinett was sworn in by Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga in the presence of various top government officials.

He comes into office at a time when there have been claims of corruption that have affected the service delivery 

Boinett takes over from David Kimaiyo who retired from the post at a time when there was preassure on him to curtail the detoriarating levels of insecurity.  

Boinett, who served in the defunct National Security and Intelligent Service (NSIS), now National Intelligence Service (NIS), is a career policeman, who joined the intelligence service in 1998.

He holds two Master's degrees, one in security management and another in diplomacy.


However, the authenticity of his certificates has been questioned.

He has also recently completed a course in Security Policy Analysis from Australia.

Boinett will be making a come back in the police service which he left to join the intelligence service.

Boinett has served in the Kenyan missions in Harare and Rome as a desk officer, before he was seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of Protocol.

The position of the Inspector General fell vacant following the resignation of David Kimaiyo in December last year. Kimaiyo cited personal reasons in his resignation.

Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Administration Police, Samuel Arachi, was then appointed in an acting capacity before the appointment of Kimaiyo's replacement.

Kimaiyo has since been appointed the chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority.

Kimaiyo's resignation came in the wake of the killing of over 60 people in Mandera by attackers believed to be members of the Al Shabaab.

By Maureen Murimi 

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