Members of Parliament will today afternoon decide the fate of Inspector General of Police nominee Japhet Koome.
The MPs will debate on the report from the joint vetting committee, which was tabled on Wednesday, November 9 by the departmental committee on administration and internal affairs chairman Nelson Koech as a special motion.
“Pursuant to the provisions of section 12(1) of the National Police Service Act, 2011 and section 8 of the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act, 2011, this House approves the appointment of Japhet Koome Nchebere as the inspector general of the National Police Service,” the motion read.
Moreover, Senators approved the report from the committee on Wednesday. The report states that Koome is suitable and qualified for appointment as the next IG.
According to the report, the IG nominee has the necessary experience and qualifications to hold the office as per the requirements of the National Police Service Act.
Furthermore, the report says Japhet Koome demonstrated knowledge in matters relating to security, law, management, leadership skills and qualities required to administer, manage, and command the Service
Nonetheless, if Japhet Koome is approved, he will be sworn in by Chief Justice Martha Koome to take over as next IG. He will be taking over from Hillary Mutyambai who went on retirement on medical grounds.