List: Here are the 10 candidates shortlisted for DCI boss job

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 9 Oct, 2022 11:42 | 2 mins read
DCI Special Service Unit disbanded
DCI offices located in Kiambu road. PHOTO/Courtesy

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has shortlisted 10 candidates for the recently advertised position of director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

In a notice shared via the commission's official social media pages, the entity stated that 253 applicants expressed interest in the vacant post previously occupied by former DCI boss George Kinoti.

"The National Police Service Commission invited applications for the position of Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigation on 30th September 2022. A total of 253 (two hundred and fifty three) applications were received," the notice reads in parts.

It however noted that only 10 had been selected for interviews and vetting set to take place at Kenya School of Government in lower kabete, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

The commission additionally announced that members of the public were invited to submit any credible information regarding the candidates shortlisted.

"Members of the public are invited to submit any credible information relating to the shortlisted candidates through written memoranda to the Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, National Police Service Commission, Sky Park Plaza, 5th Floor Woodvale Close, Westlands or online through [email protected] so as to be received on or before Monday, 10th October 2022," the notice added.

Candidates shortlisted

Below are the names of the candidates shortlisted:

  1. Amin Ibrahim Mohamed
  2. Bernard Barasa Walumoli
  3. Eliud Kipkoech Lagat
  4. Gideon Nyale Munga
  5. Esther Chepkosgei Seroney
  6. David Kipkosgey Birech
  7. Jonyo Michael Wiso
  8. Nicholas Ireri Kamwende
  9. Paul Jimmie Ndambuki
  10. Dr. Simon Mwangi Wander

NPSC announces vacancy

The commission advertised the position on Thursday, September 29, shortly after Kinoti resigned.

At the time, interested candidates were given until October 6 to submit their applications.

"Pursuant to section 30 as read together with Sections 29 and 30 of the NPS Act No.11A of 2011 Revised (2017), the Commission is mandated to recommend to the President persons for appointment as Director of Criminal Investigations.

"Subsequently, the Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations," NPSC said.

Kinoti resigns

While announcing his Cabinet nominees on Tuesday, September 27, President William Ruto said Kinoti had opted to resign from his position at DCI.

“The commission will get someone to act in that position (DCI) for now as we wait for the other processes to fill the position,” Ruto said.

At the same time, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai proceeded on his terminal leave six months before his term at the helm of the police service elapsed.

"After discussing with Mutyambai, I  have accepted his terminal leave.

"I have transmitted the same to the National Police Service to proceed with advertising that position," Ruto said.

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