Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai, born 1964, Mwala in Machakos county, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate Masters of Arts in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.
In addition, he has undergone special training on counter-terrorism and advanced security, operational management and policing, intelligence and counter-terrorism in the united states, United Kingdom and Israel respectively.
Hilary Mutyambai is a trained police officer with a vast experience on security matters. His career in the police service saw him rise from a junior officer in the then Kenya Police Force in 1991 to the rank of Superintendent of Police.
Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai Full Biography and Profile
In 1998, Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai joined the then Directorate of Security Intelligence where he continued to rise the ranks to become the Deputy Director in charge of Counter-Terrorism in the National Intelligence Service.
In his role as the Deputy Director in-charge of Countering Terrorism, Mutyambai is credited for working closely with police and military units in the fight against terrorism in the country.
In addition, Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai underwent special training on counter-terrorism and advanced security in the U.S, Operational Management in the United Kingdom and Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism in Israel.
Hillary Mutyambai holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s of Arts degree in National Security Policy from the Australian National University.
Quick Fact About Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai:
• Counterterrorism Training – In New Orleans, United States of America
• Operational Management – United Kingdom
• Advanced Security Analysis – United States of America
• Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism- Israel
Locally the new IG has attended several senior management training programs that include:
• Performance Management at the Kenya School of Government
• Senior Management – Kenya School of Government
• Detection and Prevention of Frauds and Forgeries – at the Kenya School Of Revenue Administration
Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai professionalism in counter terrorism came in handy during the 14 Riverside terror attack.
He was the unseen force that was coordinating the rescue operations that saw over 700 Kenyans safely rescued from the siege and the attackers neutralized.
Prior to becoming Deputy Director of counter Terrorism, Mutyambai served as the Regional Intelligence Coordinator, Nairobi County, Regional Intelligence Coordinator, Coast Region and County Intelligence Coordinator in Mombasa.
The new Inspector General also served in the Kenya’s Foreign Service in the Kenya High Commission in Kampala Uganda as a Political Attaché from the year 2000 to 2004.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Hilary Mutyambai, an assistant director with the National Intelligence Service (NIS):
President Kenyatta has nominated Hilary Mutyambai, an assistant director with the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and currently attached to National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) to be the country’s third Inspector General under the 2010 Constitution.
The new nominee joins Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chief executive Twalib Mbarak in the list of NIS men that the president has picked to key positions.
Mutyambai seems to have carried the day from among five contenders that had included Police spokesman Charles Owino, DIG in charge of AP Noor Gabow, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe, ambassador to Brazil Isaac Ochieng’ and another NIS colleague Nicodemus Musyoka.
He will be in charge of the 100,000 personnel in the Kenya Police Service (KPS) Administration Police Service, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and General Service Unit.
Many will be expecting him to sweep clean a police service that is still riddled with corruption, lethargy and hostility to the public and extrajudicial killings. He will also oversee 24,000 APS joining the Kenya Police and the adoption of a new uniform for more than 65,000 officers among other reforms initiated by his predecessor. His appointment happens at a time when the government has waged war on corruption with some politicians accusing it of “weaponising” the anti-graft crusade.
- Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai Biography and Profile