Inspector General of Kenya police service Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet was this afternoon sworn into office in a colourful but low key ceremony at the Office of the President,Â Harambee House.
President Uhuru was at hand to witness the swearing in of one of the most controversial policemen in independence Kenya. His tribesman, Deputy President William Kipchirchir Samoei Ruto did not attend the event.
Whatever the Jubilee Alliance has kept in store for Boinnet, few know, however, there is a general consensus that his appointment, allegedly maneuvred in large part by the who is who in the yester Kenya (of impunity), including former President Moi, has a huge price tag.
Boinett has faced nagging questions over his degree certification, with a verdict of ‘it is fake’ hanging loosely around it. So dubious is his academic pursuits that St. Pauls University (near kikuyu) has been forced to send a mail to all its students distancing itself with the new top cop.
A cousin to decorated former NIS chief spy Wilson Boinnet, Joseph seems to have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth as he also joined the police service in the coveted position of an Inspector of Police (IP).
On his official Facebook page, even the President was at a loss to say anything about the new man, only sharing six photos of the event with the caption:
‘With the new Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett’.
Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and PS Monica Juma attended the ceremony.