Acting Police boss shakes up DCI top ranks

 DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim Noor Gabow police

New DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim (right) has a word with Acting Inspector-General of Police Noor Gabow ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on October 19, 2022.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Noor Gabow, has effected new changes at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), coming just hours after the swearing-in of the new Director Mr Amin Mohamed.

The changes have seen Mr John Gachomo, who was serving as head of Investigations, deployed to the Internal Affairs Unit as the Director. He takes over from where Mr Amin left before his appointment as DCI.

Mr Nicholas Ireri Kamwende, who was among those shortlisted to succeed Mr Gerorge Kinoti after he resigned last month, has been appointed as the Deputy Director DCI, replacing Mr Hamisi Massa who has proceeded on terminal leave.

Mr Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, who was also shortlisted to succeed Mr Kinoti, is now the new Director of the Investigations. Mr Johnstone Kola takes over as Director of the Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), replacing Mr Martin Otieno Omumbo who has been deployed to the DCI headquarters. 

Mr Paul Mumo from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) has been redeployed to  Vigilance House, Nairobi.

"These changes are in line with ongoing police reforms and are aimed at streamlining services, enhancing effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism in service delivery by the National Police Service," Mr Gabow said in a statement.


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