Ex-Police IG Announces 2022 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

  • An Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officer sorting through ballot boxes during the 2017 General Elections. Daily Nation
  • Former Inspector-General of Police, David Kimaiyo, on Tuesday, September 22,¬†declared his interest in running for the presidency in the 2022 general elections, Citizen Digital reported.

    He threw his hat in the ring to replace Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya while speaking at his Kapsirowa farm, Elgeyo Marakwet county.

    Back in 2017, the former police boss ran for the office of the senator in Elgeyo Marakwet garnering a paltry 22,000 votes.

    He lost to the current senator, Kipchumba Murkomen who received an overwhelming 117,000 of the total votes.

    Former IG of police David Kimaiyo speaks in Tot, Marakwet East, on January 31, 2017. He announced his bid for the 2022 presidency while speaking in Elegeyo Marakwet on October 22, 2019
    Former IG of police David Kimaiyo speaks in Tot, Marakwet East, on January 31, 2017. He announced his bid for the 2022 presidency while speaking in Elegeyo Marakwet on October 22, 2019

    Kimaiyo was the first Inspector-General of the Kenya Police; a position which was created by the Kenya 2010 Constitution to replace the position of police commissioner.

    He was the first police boss whose appointment required approval by Parliament.

    The former police boss holds the awards of Order of the Chief of Burning Spear (CBS), Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).

    Back in June, Kimaiyo put Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i on the spot over the increased insecurity in his home area of Elgeyo Marakwet.

    See the former IG announcing his presidential bid below: