• The commission had on September 30 named deputy DCI Hamisi Massa to act as DCI boss for 14 days.
• The position fell vacant following the resignation of Kinoti in an announcement made by President William Ruto on September 27.
President William Ruto has appointed Amin Mohamed Ibrahim as the new Director of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
A gazette notice issued on October 14, 2022, details that Amin will be replacing George Kinoti who resigned from the role a few weeks ago.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by a section 30 of the National Police Service Act, 2011, I William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and commander-in-chief of the Defence Forces appoint- Amin Mohamed Ibrahim to be the Director, Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI), dated the 14th October, 2022," read the gazette Notice.
The commission had on September 30 named deputy DCI Hamisi Massa to act as DCI boss for 14 days. Massa had applied but was not shortlisted.
The position fell vacant following the resignation of Kinoti in an announcement made by President William Ruto on September 27.
The DCI is one the most powerful units in the National Police Service.
10 candidates were shortlisted for interviews seeking to find the next Director General of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
They were drawn from a list of 253 applicants who sent their applications to the National Police Service Commission.
Those who were shortlisted include;
Director of Internal Affairs Unit Mohamed Amin,
Coast head of DCI Bernard Barasa,
Director of reforms at the DCI Eliud Lagat,
Principal assistant to the Inspector General of police Munga Nyale
Homabay County police commander Esther Seroney.
Director of reforms at police headquarters David Birech.
Head of investigations at insurance fraud Jonyo Wiso.
Director of planning at DCI Nicholas Kamwende.
Paul Ndambuki formerly regional Coast police commander
Head of DCI Railways Dr Wanderi Mwangi.
The candidates were required to have a degree, 10 years experience and proven knowledge of criminal investigations.