I can now go back to being 'mzee wa kanisa' - Boinnet speaks after leaving IG office

Church man Boinnet

New Tourism CAS Joseph Boinnet takes the oath of office at State House Nairobi (PSCU)

Immediate former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has revealed that he will be going back to service to the church following his exit from the IG's office.

Speaking to journalists, the new Tourism CAS stated that the church holds a special place in his life noting that he received news of his appointment to the IG office during a church service.

Mr Boinnet disclosed that he was ordained as a church elder at the Africa Inland Church (AIC), Lang'ata and that most of his retirement will be spent fulfilling his obligations at the church.

"I got to know of my appointment (as the IG) when I was in church and I felt good. Here is where I drive my strength.

"I will be more active in the church, more active farming, looking after my livestock and see my kids go to school," Boinnet stated.

Boinnet's legacy in the Police Service

IG (Rtd) Boinnet joined the police service in 1994 and was appointed to head the National Police Service in December 2014 and has served his full four year term.

He replaced David Kimaiyo who was the first to hold the office.

Mr Boinnet officially handed over the docket to his successor Mr Hillary Mutyambai on Monday in a ceremony that took place at State House.

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