DCI George Kinoti among 7 set to replace Boinnet

The National Security Council (NSC) chaired by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta has been operating a series of meetings in recent weeks to consider who will replace police IG Joseph Boinnet.

According to the Daily Nation, the council has picked some candidates from the National Police Service (NPS) and defence agencies as possible successors.

IG Boinnet was sworn into office on March 11, 2015.

High placed sources within the NPS revealed that DCI George Kinoti, Deputy Inspector-General Edward Mbugua and Noor Gabow are being considered for the office.

General Service Unit Commandant Douglas Kanja and Former National Counter Terrorism Centre Director Isaac Ochieng are similarly in the list.

Director of Corporate Communications Charles Owino and the Police Training College Commandant Kingóri Mwangi were also considered as some of the potential candidates for the position.

An Assistant Inspector-General stationed at Vigilance House mentioned that officers preferred the appointment of an insider who understands the service well.

On Tuesday, Uhuru appointed Eliud Kinuthia to succeed Johnston Kavuludi as National Police Service Commission (NPSC) chairman.

He also appointed Naphtaly Rono, Lilian Kiamba, Eusebius Laibuta, Alice Otwala and John ole Moyaki members of the commission.

If passed by the National Assembly, they will serve for five years

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