IG Mutyambai Discharged After Short Illness

ID Hillary Mutyambai at a pass-out parade in November 2019.
  • Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has reportedly been discharged from the Aga Khan Hospital after being admitted for nearly a week.  

    Reports had indicated that the IG was rushed to the facility on Thursday night, May 13. 

    Mutyambai was reportedly attended to by private doctors before being transferred to a general ward in the private wing. 

    Multiple Sources at Jogoo and Vigilance Houses who spoke to kenyagist.com declined to comment on the IG’s whereabouts but alluded that he had taken a temporary break from the office. 

    “He is around and working,” an insider stated. 

    Police IG Hillary Mutyambai at a pass-out parade in November 2019.

    His aides who spoke to the People Daily stated that he has been out of office for a while in search of treatment. 

    However, they did not divulge his illness as it is a confidential matter treated with the utmost secrecy. 

    “The boss is doing well. I’m just from visiting him at his home,” his personal assistant told the Standard on May 15. 

    “We hope he will be discharged soon,” a senior police official added. 

    Sources privy to Mutyambai’s whereabouts added that he was progressing well and responding to medication. 

    Prior to his admission, Mutyambai was vocal on matters of police mental health and working environment. This was after a police constable Viviana Williams sought his intervention in a case where she accused her seniors of sexual harassment and bias. 

    “I ordered investigations towards the allegations and as we speak my officers now have six days left to deliver a report to me for further action. NPS does not condone any form of harassment. I will personally ensure this is resolved in accordance with the law,” the IG stated on Monday May 10. 

    Deputy Edward Mbugua has been dispelling Mutyambai’s duties as the police boss continues with his recovery. Mbugua, on Tuesday, May 18, responded to complaints fronted by ODM and UDA in the concluded Juja, Kiambu and Bonchari, Kisii by-elections. 

    The two parties had complained that the police were used to frustrate voters and illegally arrest politicians. Mbugua defended the police and vowed to charge offenders who were accused of election malpractice. 

    Police conduct operations at Ufanisi Resort, Kisii County on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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