Kalenjin leaders are reading mischief in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to sidestep the community in the appointment of former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet’s successor.
The President nominated Hilary Mutyambai, a Kamba and currently serving as Deputy Director of Counter Terrorism at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) as Boinnet successor. The move was to honour Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Further, the Kalenjin leaders faulted Uhuru for demoting Boinnet by appointing him as the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife,
a position that is not anchored in the Constitution.
Further, the CAS position has no defined duties neither does the holder enjoy chase cars and other benefits enjoyed by Cabinet and Principal Secretaries.
Also, the CAS report to the Principal Secretary and Cabinet Secretary, who assign them duties.
The Kalenjin leaders noted that the CAS is the dumping ground for political rejects and by appointing their son to the position it means the President considered him as a failure.
Among those serving as CAS include politicians who were trounced in the August 8 General Election. They include Rachel Shebesh. Chris Obure, Ababu Namwaba and Gideon Mungaro.
The Kalenjin leaders speaking on condition of anonymity faulted Uhuru for failing to consult Deputy President William Ruto, who wanted the IGC position to go back to the community.