Hillary Mutyambai is well on his way to becoming the next Inspector General of the National Police Service after his nomination was approved by the National Assembly and the Senate.
The administration and national security committees of both houses on Tuesday tabled their report before Parliament commending Hillary Mutyambai.
The vetting committee said he demonstrated vast experience in policing, security, intelligence and investigation.
“The nominee informed the Committee that he will fast-track the full operationalization of the forensic laboratory at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters, for effective and efficient investigations of cases of crime,” reads part of the report.
The committee further noted that Mutyambai had not been charged in a court of law previously and has no potential conflict of interest.
The report adds that “The nominee was cleared by the Credit Reference Bureau, the Higher Education Loans Board, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya Revenue Authority and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, therefore making him fit to hold public office.”
The 55-year-old, who has 27 years of investigative and law enforcement experience, is the current Deputy Director Counter-Terrorism at the National Intelligence Service.
The nominee also “informed the Committees that he will serve the people of Kenya diligently irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds and that he will adhere to the provisions of Article 10 of the Constitution on national values and principles of good governance,” the reports reads.
“The nominee informed the Committees that he has experience and capacity to identify criminal elements and handle the emergence of criminal gangs.”
The tabled report is expected to be debated today, Wednesday 3.
President Uhuru nominated Mr Hillary Mutyambai following the retirement of Joseph Boinnet who was appointed the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife — in an Executive Order dated March 13, 2019.
Born in 1964 in Machakos, Mutyambai was the first person in his village to join UoN and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.
He served as a teacher before he joined the Kenya Police as a constable in 1991.