NPSC Advertises DCI Post Following Kinoti's Exit

The National Police Service Commission is advertising the position of Director General of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) following the resignation of the former boss.

NPSC Advertises DCI Post Following Kinoti's Exit

The former DCI director general, George Kinoti tendered his resignation from the post on Tuesday and the commission is looking to hire a replacement.

Eliud Kinuthia, the DCI's chair, said in a statement that those interested in the position have until October 6 to submit their applications.

He added that qualified candidates should hold a degree, have ten years of job experience, and have demonstrated expertise in criminal investigations.

"Applicants must be citizens of Kenya, hold a degree from a recognized university,10 years experience in management and proven knowledge in criminal investigations and policing and meet requirements for chapter six of Constitution of Kenya 2010,” Kinuthia said.

On Tuesday, September 7, President William Ruto made the announcement of Kinoti’s resignation when he was announcing the members of his cabinet.

Ruto said he had received the resignation of DCI’s director general and had informed the National Police Service of his intention to post the position for hire and appoint an acting DCI leader.

“I have also received the resignation of the Director General of DCI Mr. Kinoti,” he said.

The president also announced that Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had proceeded on terminal leave.

He declared that he will ask Parliament to approve a new name for the IG and suggested Japheth Koome the commandant of the Kiganjo Police College, to be the candidate.

On August 26, 2022, Mutyambai became ill and he designated his subordinate Noor Gabow to serve as acting police chief.

The tenure of Mutyambai as police IG ends in March 2023.