New IG will be greeted by house allowance controversy

The newly nominated Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, will be tasked with implementation of the housing allowance, if successfully approved by the National Assembly.

The proposed allowance has been met with resistance among police officers.

Mr Mutyambai was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta following the expiry of Joseph Boinnet’s four-year term early this week.

Mr Mutyambai, who has been serving as Deputy Director of Counter Terrorism at the National Intelligence Service (NIS). If approved, he will serve for the next four years.

The law requires that the President nominates the IG’s replacement within 14 days of the expiry of the four-year term and forward the name of the nominee to Parliament.

Sources close to the President said the nomination of Mr Mutyambai, who comes from Machakos, followed intense lobbying and consideration by the National Security Council chaired by the President himself.

In the same executive order signed by Statehouse Spokesperson Kanze Dena, the President nominated Wycliffe Ogalo as the Commissioner General of Prisons Services, Brig. Vincent Naisho Loonena as the Director General of Kenya Coast Guard Service and Brig. John Migui Waweru as the Director General of Kenya Wildlife Service.

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