MPs have approved the nomination of Hillary Mutyambai by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the new Inspector General of Police, and he is set to replace outgoing IG Joseph Boinnet, whose four year tenure has ended. The NIS counter terrorism deputy director received approval from MPs after a successful vetting process by a joint house committee comprising the Administration and National Security Committee form the National Assembly and the Defense and Foreign Relations Committee from the Senate.
On Wednesday, MPs urged Mutyambai to deal with the problems facing the police service, including extra-judicial killings. Majority Leader Aden Duale said there is serious extra judicial killings and the new IG should deal with that, “As we speak there are Kenyans whose bodies have decomposed in the city mortuary….the DPP and the DCI have even asked for the DNA to be taken to South Africa,” he said.
Homa Bay MP Gladys Wanga said Mutyambai has a challenge to surpass what Joseph Boinnet accomplished during his time at the helm. Suna East MP Junet Mohamed said the incoming IG is facing big issues that have to be dealt with, “This is one man who has to account for the safety and security of every Kenyan…He has the responsibility to make sure they are safe and secure.”