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Kenya: President Ruto names a new DCI boss to succeed Kinoti.

Amin Mohamed Ibrahim has been appointed as the new Director of Criminal Investigations by President William Ruto (DCI).

Amin will take over for George Kinoti, who resigned from the position a few weeks ago, according to a gazette notice published on October 14, 2022.

“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.

On September 30, the commission appointed deputy DCI Hamisi Massa to serve as DCI boss for 14 days. Massa applied but was not selected.

The position became vacant after Kinoti resigned, as announced by President William Ruto on September 27.

The DCI is one of the National Police Service’s most powerful units.

Ten candidates were interviewed in order to find the next Director General of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

They were chosen from a pool of 253 applicants who applied to the National Police Service Commission.

Among those who have been shortlisted are:

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.

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