Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot now wants Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to be removed from office, a week after he officially took over from Joseph Boinnet.

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The senator has threatened to push for his impeachment following the withdrawal of security details of politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto. 

Speaking at a public rally at his Kericho backyard on Sunday, Cheruiyot, who is also an ally of the DP, said that the IG has already proven that he cannot deliver his duties without being influenced by powerful persons in government. 

The legislator was reacting to the withdrawal of security details of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, MPs  Alice Wahome (Kandara), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Kimani Ichung'wa (Kikuyu).

Cheruiyot claimed that the IG's promise of serving Kenyans without any fear or favour was fake, and reminded him that he can be kicked out any time unless he changes the way he does his things. 

He further argued that the issue of assigning bodyguards to MPs, senators and governors is not a privilege but a right.

"I want to tell you that the office that you are holding is not political. You are supposed to be politically neutral and not interfere with the politics of the Republic of Kenya," said Cheruiyot.

While taking over office, IG Mutyambai said he was aware of the hard task that awaits him but pledged to do his best in executing his mandate.

“As I assume office as the new IG, I am conversant with the security threats our country still faces, especially terrorism, organised crime, corruption, cattle rustling among others. Multi-agency approach still remains the best way to tackle these challenges,” he said.