BY MWAKERA MWAJEFA
Immediate former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has landed a Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) position for Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife before being sworn during a ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
Mr Boinnet and his successor Hillary Nzioka Mutyambai signed the Leadership and Integrity Code and the Accountability Pledge required of state officers as part of entrenching ethos of good governance and integrity at the highest levels of public service.
It is also in line with the President Kenyatta’s stand on absolute fidelity to the principles of transparency and accountability.
In his congratulatory message to the two police chiefs for their respective appointment, the President said he looked forward to working with them in delivering quality services to Kenyans.
“I am looking forward to working together with you in our mission to deliver services to the people of Kenya,” he added.
To the outgoing IGP Boinnet, the President challenged him to use his security experience to the Tourism ministry in its efforts to conserve the country’s national resources falling within the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) jurisdiction.
Turning to the new IG Mutyambai, Mr Kenyatta said he expected him to use his wide experience and exposure in the security sector to continue the work of ensuring that the lives of Kenyans and their properties are protected.
“No nation can achieve economic and political stability without security. I look forward to working with you to ensure we achieve our social and economic objectives for the people of our nation,” he added.
The new IG was urged to work closely with his colleagues and members of the National Police Service Commission in order to deliver on the mandate of the service and in line with its motto of Utumishi kwa Wote. Those present during the ceremony were Deputy President William Ruto, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Tourism CS Najib Balala led by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
At another function at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta received credentials from the incoming Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng. Ambassador Wu is also the Permanent Representative of China to the UNEP and the UN-Habitat.