Ruto appoints Mohamed Amin as the new DCI (Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations) to replace George Kinoti.
President William Ruto has appointed Mohamed Amin as the new Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Amin will replace George Kinoti who resigned last month after President William Ruto came to power.
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.
The National Police Service had shortlisted ten candidates to be interviewed for the job.
After the interviews, they analyzed the performance of the candidates and picked the best 3.
The three were presented to the president, who chose Amin as his successor.
In the interviews the candidates were questioned about their wealth, experience, why they want to head the DCI, and what they can offer.
Before his appointment, Amin served as the Head of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU).
Mohamed Amin rose to the limelight after the 2007 skirmishes when he appeared as a witness at the International Criminal Court (ICC), testifying for former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali.
He blamed the delay in announcing the presidential results on the then Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK), which caused tension in different parts of the country.
“There were also disagreements between the PNU and ODM luminaries at the KICC which people were watching on television,” he told the international court.