Police service advertises DCI vacancy following Kinoti’s resignation

George Kinoti

Outgoing Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti. 

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The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has advertised the position of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) two days after George Kinoti resigned from the position on undisclosed grounds.

Speaking after naming his Cabinet appointees, President William Ruto disclosed that he had forwarded Mr Kinoti’s resignation to the National Police Service for action and called for the appointment of an acting Director before the appointment of Kinoti’s successor.

“I have received the resignation of the Director General of CID, Mr Kinoti, and I have transmitted the same to the National Police Service to proceed with advertising that position and meanwhile they should get somebody to act in the place of Mr Kinoti,” said President Ruto.

The law requires that NPSC recommend to the President persons for appointment as DCI, a role reserved for the Recruitment, Appointment, Confirmation and Welfare Committee that is headed by the Commission’s Vice Chairperson Alice Otwala.

“Subsequently, the commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations,” the advert placed in the commission’s website reads in part.

Amongst the requirements that a candidate must have include; a degree from a recognized university, knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing, at least 10 years proven experience at management level of a public institution and a person who meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

They are also required to obtain clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Higher Education Loans Board, Credit Reference Bureau and a Police Clearance Certificate from the DCI.

Applicants have until Thursday next week to send in their applications.

Mr Kinoti, a long serving and highly decorated officer, holds a Master’s Degree in Security Management and has a degree in Sociology.

He joined the service in 1992 after which he served in various ranks and stations.

Before his appointment as DCI in 2018 he was serving as the Police Spokesperson and as head of security and investigation services at Central Bank.

He took over from his predecessor Ndegwa Muhoro in January 2018 with a promise to do his best to ensure the country’s security.

Last year he was elected to the INTERPOL executive committee as African representative.