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:

Tribe issue in Kameru appointment as NIS chief

22 August 2014, 08:03 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Major General Philip Wachira Kameru has been appointed the head of the country's spy agency, the National Intelligence Services NIS, even though there is as usual an issue over his tribal affiliation.

Kameru will take over from Major General Michael Gichangi who quit last week.

Kameru's appointment was announced by Speaker Justin Muturi in parliament Thursday, and he will face a parliamentary vetting team before officially taking office.

Gichangi quit last week after pressure from several quarters over his under-performance in recent times.

The spate of terror activities and general insecurity have led to talk of a failed government and thus the move to have a new boss will be welcomed.

The fact though that once again Wachira comes from president Uhuru Kenyatta's Kikuyu tribe will again ensure questions are asked by members of the civil society as well as the opposition.

" It is a political appointment so the president can choose to do what he wants, Michael Njenga, a political analyst sad.

" As much as there will be eyebrows raised, it is up to the president to decide who he trusts for the job and  appoint him/her, he added.

The opposition CORD coalition has already severally raised questions about public appointments, saying that they are heavily biased towards one community.

" The appointments must be looked at. Why are they skewed, CORD principal Moses Wetangula posed during the announcement of plans for a referendum.

" The government must explain itself satisfactorily. Kenyans do not belong to one tribe, he added.

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

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
Jayne Zack
I am in ODM to stay, Busia Depu...

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay. Read more...

Boda Boda operators in Bahati rai...

Motorbike Boda Boda operators from Bahati Sub county on Tuesday took to the streets of Nakuru’s CBD lamenting over what they term is harassment by patrol police officers in the area. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Human Rights activist lives in fe...

The Human rights fraternity in Mombasa is currently living in fear after the home of one of the vocal human rights champion was invaded on Monday night. Read more...

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be ready for protests, Raila warn...

Expect protests if meddling with Auditor General continues, Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...