Kimaiyo: I will stay in office until my successor is named

NAIROBI, KENYA: Outgoing Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo says he will stay in office until his successor is named.

And to show he is still the boss, he on Tuesday signed a statement which he issued indicating that he is the Inspector General.

“I retired and therefore I have to handover to a successor who is yet to come. In resignation, one leaves immediately but it is different from retirement,” said Kimaiyo

Kimaiyo also told a meeting of senior officers in his office on Tuesday that the president had asked him to stay in office until when a suitable successor is found.

He also showed them a letter from the president indicating he had accepted his retirement and requested him to stay on until successor is found.

Kimaiyo has been reporting to office since December 2 when he announced his departure. But he arrives without his flag and uniforms.

The National Police Service Commission is yet to meet to decide on who between the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of the Administration Police Samuel Arachi and his regular police counterpart Grace Kaindi is supposed to be named as an interim IG for three months as required by law.

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