Former Inspector General of Police (IG) Joseph Boinett has been appointed to chair Taskforce on Reform and Re-Engineering of the Kenya Utalii College.

The appointment was made by Tourism CS Najib Balala, in a Gazette Notice dated Friday. 

The appointment is at the center of an internal report that unearthed the embezzlement of funds amounting to Ksh100 million at the institution.

Boinett was appointed to the organisation alongside seven other members including Sankara Hotel General Manager Krishna Unni and InterContinental Hotels boss Barnabas Wamoto.

Boinnet served in the Kenya National Intelligence Service before becoming IG, and is a holder of an International Studies and Diplomacy degree from the Washington International University.

Others are Twiga Tours Corporate Director Shazmin Manji, Accor Country Manager for Kenya Mehdi Morad and technical training specialist Lina Ayako

The task force was tasked with undertaking institutional assessment of the Kenya Utalii College. 

The task force is also expected to review the global landscape of hospitality training identifying the current trends, and practices as well as models of training adopted by the public sector.

"(You are expected) to make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary on the institutional model around which KUC should be reformed and re-engineered," read the notice in part.

The task force is expected to present its findings to the CS within 30 days.

The Union of the Kenya Civil Servants (UKCS) raised the alleged graft through a letter to the institution in May 2020.

The institution, which was established in 1975, recorded a Ksh410.5 million loss in 2017.