Nic Hailey meets with Joseph Boinnet at NPS Headquarters

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Nic Hailey and Joseph Boinnet
Nic Hailey visits Joseph Boinnet. Photo: Twitter/JBoinnet

This morning, the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, paid a courtesy call on Joseph Boinnet.

Mr Boinet is the Inspector General of the National Police Service of the Republic of Kenya. Prior to his appointment, he served in the Kenyan National Intelligence Service, and holds an International Studies and Diplomacy degree from the Washington International University.

Their discussions focused on co-operation between the UK and Kenyan police forces.

In a press release published after the meeting, the National Police Service said:

Kenya PoliceKenya will continue partnering with the British government in countering extremism and other security related challenges, the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Bonnet has said.

The Inspector General noted this when he hosted the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr Nic Hailey, at the National Police Headquarters this morning.

During the 9AM meeting, it was noted that the two countries would continue with engagements for the realisation of a security compact signed in September 2015 between the U.K. government and Kenya, touching on Border Security, Community Engagement, Technological Advances and Counter Violence.

It was also noted that the two countries would continue cooperating in training, especially building the capacity of our officers to handle the ever changing dynamics of crime. To this end, it was noted that discussions for a senior investigators course was at advanced levels.

The British Envoy noted the role that Kenya is playing in securing its borders, adding that his country would continue partnering with Kenya for the realisation of a secure region.

Yesterday, Mr Hailey visited the site of the Lake Turkana wind farm.

The UK is the biggest investor in the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) which aims to provide 310MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent to approximately 20% of the current installed electricity generating capacity.

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He also Tweeted some amazing pictures from the air of his journey to and from Lake Turkana, including some of Lake Logipi, leading to Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala, describing the High Commissioner as his “best tourist”.

Earlier in the week, Mr Hailey hosted Global Partnership talks at his residence in Nairobi with representatives from the United Kingdom, Kenya and China.