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Background

Joseph Boinett is the Deputy National Security Advisor to the President having been appointed by President William Ruto. Before being appointed, Boinett had contested for the Elgeiyo Marakwet gubernatorial seat but lost to Wesley Korir of United Democratic Alliance Party.

Joseph Boinett Education

The now National Security Deputy Advisor to the President holds two Bachelor’s degree International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University and International Studies from the University of Malta. He also holds two master’s degree in National Security Policy from Australian University and Diplomatic Studies from University of Westminister in Britain.

Career History of Joseph Boinett

He is 62 years old and was born in Keiyo Sub County, Elgeiyo Marakwet County. Previously, he worked in the National Intelligence Service as a principal intelligence officer, as the Inspector General of police, and as a Chief Administrative Secretary for the ministry of tourism. He has also served as a desk officer in Kenyan missions at Harare, Zimbabwe and Italy before he was seconded to the ministry of foreign affairs as the head protocol.

Boinett joined the police force in the year 1984 and rose through the ranks to become a senior superintendent before joining the National Intelligence Service in the year 1998.

In 2014, he was appointed as the Inspector General of police replacing David Kamaiyo who also hails from Elgeiyo Marakwet county. David Kamaiyo was ousted following increased insecurity cases across the country.

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta advisors argued that Joseph Boinett was the best poised to lead the police force because of his vast experience in intelligence prompting his appointment.

In his tenure as the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett rolled out radical changes in the police force which included; merging of AP and Regular Police units and modernization of police equipment and operations.

Upon the lapse of his tenure as the Inspector General of Police, he was once again appointed by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Chief Administrative Secretary for the Ministry of tourism. Boinett however resigned in the run up to 2022 general elections to vie for Elgeiyo Marakwet gubernatorial seat.

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