Hillary Mutyambai’s recent admission in ICU kept a closely guarded secret

Hillary Mutyambai
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. [Photo: North Rift]

Fresh details have emerged about the hospitalization of Hillary Mutyambai, the Inspector-General Police.

Mutyambai was reportedly taken ill on Thursday night last week. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

According to People Daily, Mutyambai was later moved to the High dependency Unit (HDU) two days later and then the general ward on Monday.

However, details of what he is ailing from and his current health condition remain a highly guarded secret.

Sections of senior ranking police officers have denied any knowledge of their boss being taken in at the Aga Khan Hospital.

Before he was rushed to hospital on Thursday Mutyambai is said to have sought medical attention severally according to a senior officer privy to his health condition.

He kept off the office for a while.

Mutyambai is said to be in stable condition and is under observation. He could be discharged on Wednesday although no official communication has been issued regarding his hospitalization.

According to the Constitution, the Inspector General of Police can delegate command to a police officer of a senior rank.

The President appoints the IG who is then vetted by Parliament before taking over the reins of power.

In the case he is incapacitated or suspended from office, the president appoints a new IG.

Mutyambai’s hospitalization reports come days after William Sing’oei, a senior police officer attached to the National Multi-Agency Command Centre on Covid-19 was found dead in his room in Embakasi.

The senior police boss was found dead while seated inside his room at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi.