Former Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) boss George Kinoti has written a farewell letter days after his resignation.
In a letter addressed to Kenyans and all police officers, Kinoti commended his colleagues for the support they showed him throughout his tenure as the agency's boss.
"To all the detectives whom we worked together. I remain greatly indebted to you for your support, as I wouldn't have made it alone. I bequeath to you a progressive investigative agency whose gains you should guard jealously for the future of our country and posterity," the former DCI boss wrote.
"Our officers have indeed flown our country's flag high in many other neighbouring countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan, earning Kenya recognition as a centre of excellence in criminal investigations. This formed part of the reasons why the Directorate was identified as a shining example in the fight against crime in the continent, leading to my election as Africa's delegate to the INTERPOL Executive Committee,"the letter added.
He additionally recognized the efforts put forward by the agency's administration in enhancing the investigative body's functionality further applauding Kenyans for their prayers which inspired the agency.
"We would not have travelled this far without prayers from Kenyans whose faith inspired and strengthened us no matter how drearily or challenging the times were," the letter reads in parts.
Kinoti served at the helm of the criminal investigating agency since 2018.
He resigned early this week.
The National Police Service Commission on Friday picked Hamisi Massa to replace Kinoti in an acting capacity.