IG Hillary Mutyambai Lands Top Continental Role

  • The Inspector General of the police, Hilary Mutyambai
    The Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai speaking at a special seating held by the National Assembly's Committee on Education on February 26, 2021
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  • The Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, has landed a continental role in the law enforcement body.

    Mutyambai has been elected as the President of the Bureau of Afripol General Assembly that will run for the entire 2022 period.

    The police boss was elected during the 4th Afripol General Assembly held on October 20 virtually. It was attended by 115 participants from AFRIPOL (African Police) Member.

    IG Hillary Mutyambai During the 4th Afripol General Assembly Held on October 20
    IG Hillary Mutyambai During the 4th Afripol General Assembly Held on October 20
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    Mutyambai assumed the helm, representing the East Africa region. In his acceptance speech, Mutyambai thanked member states for granting Kenya the opportunity to lead and assured them of his commitment to the success of the vision of AFRIPOL.

    The 1st Vice President who will also represent the West African region was elected from Ivory Coast and the 2nd Vice President was picked from the Democratic Republic of Congo representing Central Africa.

    The 3rd Vice President from Botswana was chosen to represent South Africa and a Rapporteur from Algeria was elected to represent North Africa.

    The AFRIPOL (Africa Police) is anchored in the cooperation of African Union (AU) member states law enforcement bodies that are tasked at promoting democratic policing values and attendant policing good practices amongst members.

    They tackle issues that tend to affect the entire region that calls for joint efforts to combat them. It is modeled on the philosophy and practice of UNPOL (United Nations Police).

    This means Mutyambai will have a say in formulating policies and approving decisions that will be taken by the African Police.

    His career has been on an upward scale. Born in 1964, he holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.

    In the police service, he began as a junior officer in 1991 moving to the rank of Superintendent of Police, and later joined the Directorate of Security Intelligence in 1998.

    He rose to become the Deputy Director in charge of Counter-Terrorism in the National Intelligence Service – a position he held before his nomination as IG.

    In 2019 he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta succeeding Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet.

    IG Hillary Mutyambai During the 4th Afripol General Assembly Held on October 20
    IG Hillary Mutyambai During the 4th Afripol General Assembly Held on October 20
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