Former police boss Joseph Boinnet lands state job

Former Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet. [David Njaaga, Standard]

Former Inspector General (IG) of Police Joseph Boinnet has been appointed the new Deputy National Security Advisor.

His appointment by President William Ruto was formalised in a Gazette Notice dated March 6, 2023, by the Head of the Public Service Felix Koskei.

In the president's latest appointments, former Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has also been appointed Secretary of the National Security Council.

"It is notified for the general information of the public that the National Security Council has appointed-Joseph Boinnet to be the Deputy National Security Advisor," the notice reads in part.

"It is notified for the general information of the public that the National Security Council has appointed Monica K. Juma to be the Secretary of the National Security Council."

While unveiling his cabinet in 2022, President Ruto named Juma as the National Security Advisor having served in the previous cabinet.

Boinnet had contested for the Elgeyo Marakwet Governor seat in the 2022 August polls but lost.

Before the August 9 polls, the former police boss had resigned as Cabinet Assistant Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism.

He served as the Inspector General for four years, between 2015 and 2019.