Hillary Nzioka 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 H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and successful vetting by the Senate and the National Assembly of Kenya.
Mutyambai who replaces Joseph Boinnet will serve a four-year term as the new IG, as mandated in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution.
Mr Mutyambai said the police will play their role in the ongoing war against corruption.
The former intelligence officer also pledged to focus on fighting terrorism and cattle rustling, which are a major security threat to the country.
The police service recently conducted a digital listing of its personnel, a process President Kenyatta said weeded out 5,000 ghost workers, saving the country Sh148 million in monthly wages.
Mutyambai comes to office at a time when several reforms are being implemented in the National Police Service.
They include 24,000 Administration Police Service (APs) joining the Kenya Police and adoption of a new uniform for the more than 65,000 officers.
“We will endeavour to build new police stations and renovate the old ones to acceptable standards,” said Mr Mutyambai.
Present at the swearing-in-ceremony today was Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti and Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak among other key stakeholders in the security docket.