Former Inspector-General of Police, David Kimaiyo, on Tuesday, September 22, declared his interest in running for the presidency in the 2022 general elections, Citizen Digital reported.
He threw his hat in the ring to replace Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya while speaking at his Kapsirowa farm, Elgeyo Marakwet county.
Back in 2017, the former police boss ran for the office of the senator in Elgeyo Marakwet garnering a paltry 22,000 votes.
He lost to the current senator, Kipchumba Murkomen who received an overwhelming 117,000 of the total votes.
Kimaiyo was the first Inspector-General of the Kenya Police; a position which was created by the Kenya 2010 Constitution to replace the position of police commissioner.
He was the first police boss whose appointment required approval by Parliament.
The former police boss holds the awards of Order of the Chief of Burning Spear (CBS), Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).
Back in June, Kimaiyo put Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i on the spot over the increased insecurity in his home area of Elgeyo Marakwet.
See the former IG announcing his presidential bid below: