National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has appointed Hamisi Massa as the acting Director of Criminal Investigations for 14 days.
Hamisi has been serving as acting Deputy Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
His appointment to act as the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) follows the resignation of George Kinoti who has been at the helm of the investiagtions agency since January 2018.
"NPSC appoints Mr. Massa Hamisi Salim, MBS, ndc (K), SAIG as the Director Criminal Investigation in an acting capacity, until the position is filled substantively and competitively in atleast 14 days," NPSC said in a statement.
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.
Police commission advertises Kinoti's position
NPSC on Thursday, September 29 advertised the position of DCI giving those interested in the post until October 6 to submit their applications.
The person allowed to apply for the position must be a citizen of Kenya, holds a degree from a University recognized in Kenya, and has had at least 10 years’ proven experience at the management level of a public institution among other requirements.
Applicants must also produce clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau (CRB), and a police clearance certificate from DCI.
"Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vita, copies of relevant academic and professional testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.
"All applications should be clearly marked 'Application for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations'," the commission added.
The application procedure is available on the commission's website.