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Murkomen reacts after his 'friend' gets top job from Uhuru

Martin Murigi
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Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and former IG Joseph Boinnet during a past event. [Source/Kipchumba Murkomen/Twitter]

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has welcomed the appointment of former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to the executive.

Boinnet was on Wednesday appointed as Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife which is headed by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the former top cop the new job hours after retiring from National Police Service (NPS).

Murkomen, who is also the Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator, praised Boinnet for leaving an "enduring legacy" in the NPS and expressed optimism that he will succeed in his new post.

"I take this opportunity to congratulate my friend and former IG Joseph Boinnet on his appointment as CAS Tourism and Wildlife. Mr.Boinnet served the country as IG with dignity, commitment and hard work. He left an enduring legacy in the police service," he posted on his official Twitter account.

"I strongly believe that he will equally excel in his new station. May God continue to bless him even as He expands his boundaries," the Senator added.

Boinnet will be succeeded by Hilary Mutyambai if the National Assembly approves his nomination.

Mutyambai is the current deputy director of Counter-Terrorism Coordination at National Intelligence Service (NIS).

If appointed, the new IG is expected to retire in early 2023 since the Constitution dictates that one can only take charge for a maximum of four years.

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