What you need to know about the new Inspector General of Police


Kenya’s new Inspector General of Police is called Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai.

Mutyambai was sworn in on Monday 8 April 2019 at the Supreme Court of Kenya in a colorful ceremony that was presided over by the President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Besides being trained police officer, Mutyambai whose career started in 1991 when he was a junior officer is a master of patience and hard work.

His career progressed from junior officer to Police Superintendent after which he joined the Directorate of Security Intelligence in 1998.

Born in 1964, Mutyambai is husband to one wife, Prof Susan Nzioki. Together with Prof Nzioki, Mutyambai is father to one boy and one girl namely David and Lucy respectively.

Before becoming IG, Mutyambai was the Deputy Director in charge of Counter-Terrorism in the National Intelligence Service.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.

And the new IG does not fall shot of skills and expertise. Having served as Coast regional NIS boss, Mutyambai has exceptional training on counter-terrorism and advanced security from the United States.

Mutyambai who replaces Joseph Boinet brings with him a wealth of experience extending beyond his services locally, in the US, UK Israel.


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