I’m a no nonsense man – Boinett

February 26, 2015 2:43 pm
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As a result of terror attacks in the country, 312 people were killed in Kenya between 2012 and 2014, according to a police report released on Wednesday.

Police say terror attacks in the 24 months also left 779 people injured, with counties bordering Somalia being the worst hit.

The year 2014 had the highest number of deaths resulting from terror attacks at 173, with Lamu County accounting for 67 deaths, while Mandera saw 64 people killed.

READ: 300 people killed in Kenya terror attacks over two years

The new Inspector General is also tasked with the duty of reducing the rate of crime in the country.

According to the police report, there were 69,736 crime incidents recorded countrywide in 2014, representing a decrease of 2,456 compared to 2013.

On cattle rustling, he will call for a home grown solution instead of a “top-down decision.”

He was also tasked to explain on how he intends to use the immense powers bestowed in the position of an Inspector General of police without infringing on human rights.

Boinett has been serving at the National Intelligence Service and if approved will replace David Kimaiyo who retired in the wake of Al Shabaab attacks before he was named the Kenya Airports Authority Chairman.

The career policeman, who later joined the National Intelligence Service (NIS), holds two Masters Degrees, one in security policy from the Australian National Security University, and another in diplomatic studies from the University of Westminster.

He also has a degree in international studies and diplomacy from the Washington University and other qualifications in strategic, public management and leadership development.

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly and Senate on security will retreat on Sunday to deliberate whether to recommend his approval or rejection.

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