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Fear as Boinett replaces Kimaiyo as police boss

11 March 2015, 17:31 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - There is fear within the national police service as Joseph Boinett takes over as the new Inspector General of Police.

Boinett took over the Vigilance House helm Wednesday after being sworn in by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and expressed his willingness to make changes to ensure the enhancement of security in the country.

He also said that he would do his best to serve Kenyans and ensure that security matters are dealt with by police full of professionalism and pride.

However, it is understood that there is fear in the NPS after rumours circulated that Boinett is keen to make rapid changes to the police leadership structure.

Boinett according to sources is expected to move to vigilance house with a team of a ]s many as 10 advisers to help him deliver.

And that rumour has spread like quickfire within the police service as a number of senior police officers are afraid of losing their jobs.

" We are in fear. We hear the new IG will make changes and that he is coming with a team to help him institute the changes, a senior officer at Vigilance House that did not want to be named told News24.

Another officer stated that he has been informed there will be massive changes and transfers made.

" There will be transfers I hear. We are getting ready for them," the officer said.

Boinett is very well read and his CV, which has also come under scrutiny, is very academic and it is understood he favours police bosses who have fat CV's.

" He favours the learned type. Experience is very well and good but in strategy terms, education comes above everything, " another officer claimed.

Whichever stand he takes, much is expected from Boinett, who takes over at a time when incidences of terror have somewhat calmed down but violent crime is on the rise, as is corruption within the police service.

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