President Ruto has appointed former Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet as the new Deputy National Security Advisor.
Through a gazette notice dated March 6th, State House Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service Felix Koskei said the appointment of Boinnet was in line with the National Security Council Act.
“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,” read the notice.
At the same time, former Defense Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, who is currently the National Security Advisor, was appointed as the Secretary of the National Security Council.
“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,” the notice added.
Boinnet unsuccessfully contested for the Elgeyo Marakwet governor seat in the August 9th, 2022, general election. He had resigned as the Tourism Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS) to join elective politics.
Boinnet served as the country’s second Inspector General of Police from 2015 to 2019, having succeeded David Kimaiyo.