The new Inspector General designate of Kenya police, Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett has a CV which would make him a great candidate for the job. But there is a slight problem on his CV. One of the Universities he has listed on his CV is a known unaccredited diploma mill.
According to the information available online, Joseph Boinett graduated with a Bachelor of Arts International Studies and Diplomacy from the Washington International University. The said university is listed as unaccredited and a name variously used by fake universities to market their courses online to the gullible.
This is the CV of Mr Kipchirchir
NAME: Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett
MARITAL STATUS: Married
HOME DISTRICT: Keiyo
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1984 TO PRESENT: Police Service and NIS (Analysis and Production Division)
Masters in National Security Policy – Australian National University
Masters of Arts Diplomatic studies – University of Westminster, United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts International Studies and Diplomacy – Washington International University
International Studies – 21st century Diplomacy at the University of Malta
Mr Boinett might pass the vetting but the presence of dark shadows on his CV might just make him the favourite topic of joke in Kenya whenever he will face challenges in the Kenya Police as challenges can’t be avoided. His questionable credentials will be the joke of town like the fact that Ole Lenku was previously a cook.
Washington International University is also listed on a site which lists university scams and diploma mills.