The four year tenure of current Inspector General of Police Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet comes to an end Monday.
Boinnet who was sworn in on March 11, 2015 took to the twitter to outline some of the achievements he accomplished during his tenure in office among them a number of reforms he spearheaded.
The IG who though his demeanor is deceptively, was in control of a police service that has seen both the AP and the Kenya Police operate under a single command Under the radical changes he introduced to harmonize operations.
Born 52 years ago in Keiyo district in Elgeyo Marakwet County in Rift Valley , Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet was appointed by president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015 to the position of Inspector General of police.
It would seem his appointment needed a person at the helm of the police service to steer the war on terror that had gripped the country at the time.
Under this man Boinnet who took over as the second IG under the new constitution after the retirement of his predecessor David Kimaiyo cases of terror attacks have significantly gone down in the country. His shrewd leadership was in full display in the recent attack at Dusit D2.
The coordinated response and swift action that led to the evacuation of hundreds of Kenyans in the Duplex complex was hailed by many. Boinnet was also able to keep the country abreast with necessary information which he delicately delivered ensuring that no more anxiety than necessary was created.
Under the radical changes introduced by Boinnet, both the AP and the Kenya Police are now under a single command structure to boost response and harmonize operations.
According to the constitution the Inspector-General shall only be appointed for a single four-year term and is not eligible for re-appointment.
The position of the IG which enjoys vast powers under the constitution has attracted interest from within the various armed forces and also in the corporate world. It will be interesting to see who the next pick for the IG president will be and how current politics will shape the appointment.