Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Battle looms as Uhuru seeks power to choose Police bosses

11 December 2014, 07:59 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeing express power to be able to choose the country's police boss as well as other top security chiefs to fight terrorism.

In a meeting with members of parliament and the senate from his Jubilee coalition Wednesday, the president and his deputy William Ruto put out a plea to their members to back a bill proposing to have the Inspector General of Police's office denied security of tenure so as to allow him fire and hire persons he deems suitable for the job.

He said that he wants to fight insecurity but does not have the tools to do so, especially as he cannot directly influence whatever is going on at the IG's office.

The bill, which will be tabled in the house next week, seeks to have security of tenure removed from the IG's office, his two deputies, the National Intelligence Services NIS boss as well as the Director of Criminal Investigation DCI offices.

" The president specifically stated the issue with the recently retired IG David Kimaiyo, who he couldn't sack in-spite of the current state of insecurity," a source at the meeting said.

The move follows increased pressure on the president over insecurity after over 60 people died in Mandera in the last two weeks after attacks by terror group Al Shabaab.

It is expected that there will be stiff opposition to the bill by the opposition, as the move will once again see the executive enhanced in power, something that the current constitution openly sought out to avoid.

ODM leader Raila Odinga has previously stated that they will not allow interference on the police docket from the executive.

" It is the sole reason in which we pushed for security of tenure because we do not want interference in the security docket. We want it to remain as independent as possible, he stated earlier in the year.

Kimaiyo has yet to be replaced as IG, with the law stating that a three month window be allowed to choose a successor.

His interim replacement will likely be chosen next week, with assistants Grace Kaindi and Samuel Arachi the most likely to be promoted.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page! 

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...