Today, the 18th of December 2014, the National Assembly of Kenya has approved the appointment of the Hon. Major General (retired) Nkaissery, as the new cabinet Secretary for Interior. The president will now formally appoint him and he will be sworn to serve.
He is the man in charge of many security agencies like: Kenya Police, National intelligence service, Prisons and Immigration services among others. My interest at this time is how this appointment will affect Immigration Practice because, Immigration has been in the news for all the wrong things since the 2013 West gate terror alert…this is the man that will decide who sits in the Permits Determination Committee as well as confer citizenship to those wishing to regain or acquire Kenyan citizenship….I am very ambivalent on what this means.
Lets keep watching this space for more updates on this issue.