IG Mutyambai Takes Break From Office Over Medical Check Up

Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai
Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai.
Daily Nation

Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has confirmed that he is taking a break from office over a medical emergency.

In a statement on Friday, August 26, Mutyambai stated that he will be leaving the office effective today to seek medical attention.

The IG of Police, however, did not reveal what was ailing him but assured the nation that he was advised to immediately proceed to a hospital for analysis and further advice. 

Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow will be in charge of operations at the National Police Station (NPS). 

Noor Gabow
A photo of Noor Gabow, Deuty Inspector General of Police during a past address.

"This is to inform the general public that I will be away from the office attending to a medical checkup effective today - August 26 2022.

"In my absence, Mr Noor Gabow, the Deputy Inspector General - Administration Police Service, will act as the Inspector General of the National Police Service until my return," the statement signed by Mutyambai read.

In 2021, the NPS flagged rumours claiming that the IG of the Police had fallen ill. 

The false reports had alleged that Mutyambai was rushed to hospital after he reportedly collapsed on October 16, 2021. 

Kenyans.co.ke would later establish that Mutyambai was attending the 23rd Annual General Meeting for Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Also, part of the delegation was former Nairobi Regional Police Commander, and current Secretary of Security in the Ministry of Interior, Wilson Njenga.

The IG assumed office in April 2019 for a period of four years. His term thus ends in April 2023.

Mutyambai's predecessor Joseph Boinnet, a National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer, replaced David Kimaiyo.

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