Joseph Boinett Biography and Profile
Joseph Boinett is the Inspector General of Kenya. He is a career policeman who joined the intelligence service in 1998. He was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta in December 2014.
Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett joined the police service in 1984 and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Superintendent of Police. He was then transferred to the National Intelligence Service in 1998. He served in the Kenyan missions in Harare and Rome as a desk officer & was later seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of Protocol.
Mr. Boinet is a beneficiary of the Security Law Act 2014 which amended section 12 of the National Police Service Act that detailed the procedure of appointing the head of the police service.
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Joseph Boinett Education Background
Masters in National Security Policy – Australian National University
Masters of Arts Diplomatic studies – University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts International Studies and Diplomacy – Washington International University
International Studies – 21st century Diplomacy at the University of Malta
Professional courses in Senior Mission Leader’s course at the International Peace Support Centre
Strategic leadership Development Programme at the Kenya Institute of Administration
Joseph Boinett Job History
2015- To Date: Inspector General
1998- 2014: Served at the National Intelligence Service
Joseph Boinett joined the police service in 1984 and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Superintendent of Police. He was then transferred to the National Intelligence Service in 1998
Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet has also served in the Kenyan missions in Harare and Rome as a desk officer and was later seconded to Foreign Affairs as head of protocol.
Joseph Boinnet Appointment contested
A Kenyan has filed a petition in Parliament against the appointment of Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett as the Inspector General (IG) by the President. The petition stamped as received by the National Assembly Clerk’s Office on February 13 argues that the appointment of Mr Boinett to the position of IG was irregular. Wycliffe Nyakina claims the country’s security will be compromised under Boinett’s command.
“Being a disciplined force where seniority is paramount, a revolt in the rank and file of the National Police Service (NPS) will naturally ensue to reject imposition at the apex of the service of a junior officer, who had left the police service many years ago and joined the National Intelligence Service,” he said.
The petition points out that though Article 145(2) (a) of the Constitution states that the IG is appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament; Article 246(3) (a) says the National Police Service Commission shall recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in the offices in the service, confirm appointments and determine promotions and transfers within NPS,” he said. Nyakina said the appointment was a violation of law.
source: Standard Digital
10 things you did not know about Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett
- Joseph Boinett was born 52 years ago in Keiyo district in Elgeyo Marakwet County in Rift Valley.
- Joseph Boinett hails from the same county (Elgeyo Marakwet) as his predecessor, David Kimaiyo.
- If approved by Parliament, he will replace outgoing Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo who has been appointed Kenya Airports Authority chairman.
- He will move from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) where he worked as a principal intelligence officer. He joined NIS in 1998.
- Before heading to NIS, he served in the police service since 1984 and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Superintendent of Police.
- Mr Joseph Boinett has just completed a course in Security Policy Analysis from Australia. He was set to be promoted to the position of assistant director.
- Joseph Boinett has a two Masters -one in National Security Policy from Australian National University and another in Arts Diplomatic studies – University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
- Joseph Boinett has two Bachelor’s degrees -one in Arts International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University and another in International Studies from the University of Malta.
- Joseph Boinett has two professional courses. One in in Senior Mission Leader’s course from the International Peace Support Centre the second in Strategic leadership Development Programme at the Kenya Institute of Administration.
- Mr Joseph Boinett served in the Kenyan missions in Harare, Zimbabwe and Rome, Italy as a desk officer. He was later seconded to Foreign Affairs ministry as head of protocol.