Historic AGM for IPA Kenya

01 Apr 2018

23 February 2018 was a big day for the IPA Kenya Section. Members from all regions across the country gathered at the Kenya Police Pavilion in Nairobi for a historic event, the 2018 Annual General Meeting.kenya2

In his opening remarks, the Section’s president stated: ‘our main objective remains unchanged: We want to be your friend and the best place to be, for all police officers, both serving and retired. In order to accomplish this, we have built the strategy of IPA on three pillars: Friendship, Networks, and Recruitment. I urge all members to maintain true friendship with each other. Equally, I urge all registered members to establish tight networks, so that we are available for each other, especially in times of need’.

In a statement read on his behalf by Mr. Julius Kanampiu, SAIG, the Inspector General of the National Police Service, Mr. Joseph Boinnet, assured the IPA Kenya leadership of his support on recruitment efforts in all Police Colleges, units and formations. He urged the leadership to show more commitment in this area so as to enrol more police officers to join the Association.

Mr Julius Kanampiu, SAIG addressed the AGM as follows: ‘I consider this AGM event historical, coming after many years of minimum activities on the local scene. It accords us the opportunity to take stock of what IPA has done and achieved in the past years, and informs our plans for the future’. He advised that the leadership of IPA needed to build on the gains to ensure that the future of the Kenyan Section remained steadfast and progressive. ‘At the same time, we must exercise caution to ensure that past mistakes are not repeated’ he stated.

The IGP noted that the National Police Service had maintained a mutually beneficial working relationship with IPA Kenya, and urged the leadership to embrace innovations and improve on areas involving training seminars, charity work, and assistance to fellow officers. He counselled that for better growth, individual interests must at no time be allowed to override collective desire by all: To create bonds of friendship. ‘The Police Service is a disciplined service, whether serving or retired, and I expect to see that in all our engagements’ read his closing remarks to the assembly.

The conclusion of the meeting saw the election of new officials who will serve the Section for the next three years. Those elected into office were: Alfred Osur (President), Jared Ojuok (Secretary General). Franklin Mugendi (Treasurer), Mukhtar Omar (1st VP), Enock Makanga (2nd VP) Poline W. Munyi, (3rd VP), Salesioh Njiru (4th VP), Lazarus S. Opicho (Asst. SG, APS), Charity Sigilai (Asst. SG DCI), Rose Osengo (Asst. SG KPS) Inderjeet Main (Asst. SG RTD) and Wilhelm K. Kimutai (Deputy Treasurer)

Jared Ojuok, Secretary General IPA Kenya