• Saturday, 22 June 2024
The search for the next DCI chief has begun.

The search for the next DCI chief has begun.

On Tuesday morning, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) began interviews for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

A total of ten officers were shortlisted for the position, which became available after former DCI George Kinoti resigned last month.

The candidates are: Amin Mohamed, the head of the Police Internal Affairs Unit, detective Nicholas Kamwende, Munga Nyale, the former head of the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, Mr Bernard Marasa Walumoli, Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, and Bomet County Police Commander Esther Chepkosgei Seroney.

David Kipkosgey Birech, Jonyo Michael Wiso, Paul Ndambuki, and Dr Simon Wanderi, Kenya Railways' Head of Investigations, are among the others.

According to NPSC Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia, the commission will know who the winner is after the interviews, which will not be broadcasted. Because of the sensitive nature of the information that the candidates may disclose during the process, this is the case.

"All of the candidates are very competent candidates and long-serving career police officers with very broad knowledge on matters criminal investigations, and I believe we will be able to find a suitable candidate from among them," Mr Kinuthia said.

He also stated that the commission had received memoranda on the ten from members of the public, and that none of them contained information incriminating the candidates.

The commission is expected to recommend three candidates to President William Ruto, who will then appoint the next DCI.

Internal Affairs Unit Head Amin Mohamed was the first candidate to enter the Kenya School of Government interview room.

A degree from a recognized university, knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing, and at least a decade of proven experience at the management level of a public institution are required for the successful candidate.

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