DCI boss Kinoti and IG Mutyambai leave National Police Service
Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai have resigned.
The announcement of the resignation of the two senior most officers in the National Police Service was announced by President William Ruto on Wednesday.
While addressing the media at State House, Nairobi where he named his new cabinet, President Ruto said he had received the resignation of Mr Mutyambai and asked the National Police Service to ensure that they name someone who will in the meantime act in that position.
“I have received communication from IG Mutyambai to proceed on terminal leave because of his health situation. After discussing with him I have accepted that he proceeds for the six months of his remaining contract,” President Ruto said.
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The Head of State also said Mr Kinoti has tendered his resignation.
Two weeks ago, reports emerged on social media that seven detectives attached to DCI had been forced to resign.
However, these claims were dismissed by Mr Kinoti who said the officers resigned willingly in August to pursue their own interests.
He said that detectives are allowed to resign and follow other interests according to National Police Service Standing Orders.
“The DCI attention has been drawn to allegations doing rounds in social media insinuating forced resignation of seven DCI officers. Like in any other progressive institution, the resignation of staff to pursue other interests in life is well provided for in the National Police Service, under the NPS Service Standing Orders (SSO),” Kinoti said.
Mr Mutyambai, who was appointed as the Inspector General of Police by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April 2019, was recently admitted in hospital after reportedly collapsing at his Nairobi home.
He later released a statement saying he was stepping down from his security duty so as to receive treatment and concentrate on gaining full recovery.