Noor Gabow named Acting Inspector-General of Police after Mutyambai exit
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has designated Noor Y. Gabow as the acting Inspector General with effect from August 26, 2022.
The Service made the announcement of Gabow’s appointment in a statement Friday, noting that he will be in office until a substantive Inspector-General of Police is appointed.
“Mr Gabow will act in this position until a substantive Inspector General is appointed in accordance with Article 245 (2)(a) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” the Commission said.
The @NPSC_KE designates Mr Noor Y. Gabow, CBS as Acting Inspector General (IG) with effect from 26th August 2022.
Mr Gabow will act in this position until a substantive Inspector General is appointed in accordance with Article 245 (2)(a) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 pic.twitter.com/sCRSem33RM
— National Police Service Commission – Kenya (@NPSC_KE) October 7, 2022
Noor has been serving in the position since August when the former Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai left for sick leave and appointed Gabow to hold fort until his return.
In his statement last month, Mutyambai however did not disclose what was ailing him.
“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,” said IG Mutyambai.
Mutyambai has since resigned and taken terminal leave, event which led President William Ruto into nominating Japhet Koome, Commandant of the National Police Service College, Kiganjo, to the position.
Mr Mutyambai’s exit, along with that of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, were announced while Dr Ruto was naming his appointees to the cabinet.
However, Mr Koome’s nomination ran into headwinds after a doctor sued Dr Ruto and Attorney-General Paul Kihara Kariuki over alleged illegal nomination of the proposed IG.