The time David Kimaiyo almost shot a rapist police

Dr Kimaiyo has been appointed Chairman of the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Board.

An interview with Dr Kimaiyo shows a man deeply rooted in Security and Theological studies, who almost shot a police officer whom he got in the act in Nyanza several years ago.

“I remember almost shooting a police officer I found attempting to rape a married woman while I was serving in Nyanza,” he said in an interview in April last year.

“We had gone for an operation in the area and when I opened one of the houses, I busted one of my officers pinning down a young woman in bed and about to rape her.

It felt so bad. I could have shot him, but I have never killed in my life. I just called off the operation and had the officer fired the following day,” he said.

Kimaiyo has had an equal share of ridicule form the public over ‘sieke’ slur – to mean siege, after the nasty Westgate terror attack in 2013 in which over 60 people died. He was giving an account to the press.

Over the Westgate attack, he later claimed that he was stopped from pursuing the suspected Al Shabaab terrorists.

“Actually, I was among the police officers who were the first to reach the scene and when I was informed he (Emojong) was in, I wanted to join him as I had a rifle and bullet proof vest but was restrained by other officers accompanying me,” Kimaiyo said.

Dr David Kimaiyo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Administration and a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Africa and University of Leicester, respectively.

Mr Kimaiyo is also a staunch Christian, and holds a Bachelor of Theology and a Masters of theology both from the Beacon University of Institute Ministry.

He is currently working on attaining a PhD in Criminology and Social Order at the University of Nairobi.

Mr Kimaiyo served as the Commander Presidential Escort Unit from 1999 to 2002 before taking up the position of Commandant of the dreaded General Service Unit between 2002 and 2003.

He subsequently worked for one year as coordinator of the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons before taking up the role of Director of Operations of the Kenya Police until 2008.

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