Nature of Mutyambai illness kept secret

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 00:00 |
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. Photo/Courtesy

Six days after the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai was admitted to hospital, details about his medical condition remain a closely guarded secret.

According to sources, the police boss fell ill on Thursday night and was rushed to the Aga Khan Hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Two days later, he was transferred to the High dependency Unit (HDU) before he was transferred to the general ward at the facility on Monday, according to reports.

Mutyambai senior colleagues and aides declined to comment on the matter with some saying they were not even aware that the police boss was sick and hospitalised.

However, some colleagues said prior to his being hospitalised, the police boss had been away from the office for some time, reportedly seeking medical attention. 

By yesterday evening, the Inspector General had reportedly fully recovered but remained in hospital for further observation.

The IG exercises independent command of the service. He may perform functions or exercise the powers in person or may delegate to any police officer junior to him.

In cases where the IG is suspended from office or incapable of performance of his functions, the President may appoint another person to perform the duties.

Dead officer

Last week, a senior police officer attached to the National Multi Agency Command Centre on Covid-19, former GSU deputy commandant William Siong’ei, was found dead in his room in Embakasi.

Siong’ei, an Assistant Inspector General, was found dead in a sitting position inside his room at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi by his colleagues.

He was bleeding from the left nostril and had no visible injuries. According to his colleagues, the officer was last seen by his driver on May 10 at around 5am within the institution.

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