President William Ruto confirmed Amin Mohamed Ibrahim as the new Director of Criminal Investigations, taking over from George Kinoti, who resigned.
Through a special Gazette Notice dated Friday, October 14, Ruto directed Amin to assume his new role with immediate effect.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of National Police Service Act,2011, William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in chief of the Defense Forces appoint Amin Mohamed Ibrahim to be the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI),” the special notice read in part.
Before his appointment, Amin served as the Head of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU).
“He spoke with us this morning and was excited at the opportunity to serve the country. We wish him all the best,” the source at IAU stated.
Ibrahim was among the 10 candidates who were shortlisted by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) to take up that position.
Others who were shortlisted included
- Bernard Barasa Walumoli from Bungoma,
- Eliud Kipkoech Lagat from Nandi,
- Gideon Nyale Munga from Kilifi
- Esther Chepkosgei Seroney from Elgeyo Marakwet.
- David Kipkosgey Birech from Nandi,
- Jonyo Michael Wiso from Elgeyo-Marakwet,
- Nicholas Ireri Kamwende from Embu,
- Paul Jimmie Ndambuki from Machakos and
- Dr. Simon Mwangi Wanderi from Nyandarua
“The 10 candidates, each of whom seek to fill the vacant position left by former DCI Director George Kinoti, CBS, have been invited for interviews and vetting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Kenya School of Government, lower Kabete in Nairobi,” announced NPSC.