Former Inspector General of Police (IG) Joseph Boinnet has resigned from his position as the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
Speaking after his final appearance in Parliament on Thursday, February 3, the CAS noted that he had relinquished his position as he prepares to launch his campaign for the Elgeyo-Marakwet Gubernatorial seat.
He noted that he was leaving the position after a 3-year stint since he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2019.
“I have just come from Parliament, leading a team from the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife where I’ve been the Chief Administrative Secretary for the last three years.
Wildlife and Tourism CAS Joseph Boinnet speaking at the Kenya Police Sacco meetingin Mombasa on September 6, 2020.
“So today’s appearance in Parliament marks the end of my tour of duty as a Chief Administrative Secretary. Immediately after this, I am going to tender my resignation as Chief Administrative Secretary because I intend to head to the county where I was born to vie for the position of Governor. That is the county of Elgeyo-Marakwet,” he noted.
He further thanked the Head of State explaining that he was honoured to be bequeathed with the leadership of two key positions in the country.
Between 2015 and 2019, he had served as the Inspector General of Police.
“I want to thank sincerely his excellency the President for appointing me as the Inspector General of Police between 2015 and 2019 and appointing me to another very senior position of Chief Administrative Secretary.
“I am very grateful for that opportunity to serve the great people of Kenya in those two senior positions,” he added.
His resignation comes as the deadline for all servants seeking elective positions to vacate public office, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, approaches.
Several other civil servants are expected to resign from their positions before the Wednesday deadline with some such as former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya.
An undated photo of former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya.