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SPEECH BY MR. HILLARY NZIOKI MUTYAMBAI, INSPECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE DURING SWEARING ON 8TH APRIL, 2019 AT SUPREME COURT.

The Hon. Justice David Kenani Maraga, Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya,

Dr. Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service,

Hon. Kihara Kariuki, Attorney General,

Mr. Eliud Ndungu Kinuthia, Chairman National Police Service Commission and other Commissioners present,

Mr. Noordin Haji, Director of Public Prosecution,

Mr. Twalib Mbarak, CEO, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC),

Mr. Edward N. Mbugua, Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service,

Mr. Noor Y. Gabow, Deputy Inspector General, Administration Police Servic,

Mr. George Kinoti, Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI),

Mrs. Ann Amadi, Registrar of the Supreme Court of Kenya,

Ms. Ann Makori, Chairperson, IPOA

Mr. Joseph V. Onyango, CS/CEO, National Police Service Commission

Invited guest, ladies and Gentlemen,

I want to thank the almighty God for the opportunity he has granted all of us today, to witness this occasion, of my swearing in as the Third Inspector General (IG) of the National Police Service of Kenya.

I want to thank His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, for this appointment, and the trust and honor he has bestowed on me to lead the National Police Service for the next four (4) years as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya.

I also want to thank the Senate and the National Assembly for carrying out its constitutional mandate in vetting and subsequently approving my nomination. Equally, I want to thank Kenyans who have keenly followed the process, for their words of encouragement, prayers and messages of goodwill.

As I assume the office of the Inspector General, I am cognizant of the security threats our country still faces especially the threat of Terrorism, organized crime, corruption, cattle rustling among others. Enhancing our Collaboration and multi-agency approach still remains the best way to tackle these contemporary challenges, and I want to promise that we will deepen our relations with our partner security agencies (KDF and the Intelligence Service), the criminal justice system (ODPP, EACC, Judiciary, and the Prison Service) to make sure that as we enforce the law, those who are keen to break the law are served with justice in a fair manner. 

I want to congratulate my predecessor Mr. Joseph K. Boinnet, for successfully completing his term and for leading the National Police Service Transformation process.

I intend to continue with the reforms under the theme of “Enhancing Police Service Delivery at the Grassroots” and will be keen to transform each police station into a “Centre of Delivery for Policing Services”. We will endeavor to build new police stations and renovate the old ones to meet Modern Policing Standards and improve the working conditions of our officers.

Another key area of priority in the on-going reforms process, I intend to focus on immediately,  is the completion the harmonization of the Command structures at the ward level as we strive to improve on our efficiency and effectiveness  in service delivery.

I will be keen to implement the National Police Service information management system, which digitizes the Occurrence book and the Case File Management System. This will enable members of the public to track the progress of their complaints and enable them give us feedback and compliments.  

Regarding the welfare of Police officers, we have consulted with the chairman of the National Police Service Commission and agreed that together, we will engage with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission on the issue of House Allowance so that our men and women in uniform can live in decent and affordable houses in our neighborhoods. I also want to ensure that the National Police Service Referral Hospital is constructed and operational as soon as possible.

Regarding the pending backlog of promotion and discipline cases, matters of stagnation and transfers among the officers upon consultation with the chairman of the National Police Service Commission, we will give priority to a resolution of these issues.

I am fully in support of the on-going fight against corruption in the country and I want to be very clear; we must all join in this fight and we as the National Police Service will play our enforcement role in a non-partisan manner guided by a high fidelity to the law. We must also as the Police ensure that we eliminate corruption within our ranks, and l call upon all officers to remember and uphold the oath they undertook to be faithful to the law and to uphold integrity.

I will initiate a system that enhances accountability and responsibility within the National Police Service and will enhance and expand the work of the independent Internal Affairs Unit to investigate corruption cases within the National Police Service. The Internal Affairs Unit will be decentralized and will operate in the Regions and Counties.

To Kenyans, l want to affirm my commitment in ensuring your security and safety. l appeal to you to partner with us; the Police and to work together to achieve this.  I call upon all of us to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. I will endeavor to make sure all police officers respect Human Rights and fundamental freedoms as enshrined in our Constitution, but equally remind all of us that Police Officers have their Rights too which must be respected. I will stand by officers who discharge their duties firmly and fairly, without fear, favor or ill will, but will equally punish those who abuse Police powers and privileges.

Lastly but not least, I reiterate my commitment to be a team player. I am ready to work with all persons of goodwill and all stakeholders in the Security Sector, so as to provide Public Safety and Security to Kenyans whom God has given us an opportunity to serve.

Thank you and God bless Kenya.

HILLARY NZIOKI MUTYAMBAI, nsc (AU)

INSPECTOR GENERAL

NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE

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