George Kinoti Transferred Within Govt Days After Resigning

  • Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Former Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
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  • The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has approved the transfer of services for former Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) George Kinoti to the Public Service Commission (PSC).

    According to a statement dated Thursday, October 6, NPSC noted that Kinoti's services and remunerations will be drawn from PSC just like other civil servants.

    "The National Police Service Commission has approved the transfer of services for George Kinoti, CBS, former Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigation, from the National Police Service Commission to the Public Service Commission with remuneration and privileges personal to himself, with effect from September 27, 2022, until attainment of mandatory retirement age," NPSC stated.

    George Kinoti walks out of DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road after handing over office on Friday, September 30, 2022.
    George Kinoti walks out of DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road after handing over office on Friday, September 30, 2022.
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    PSC may reportedly redeploy Kinoti to any government entity until he attains his retirement age. 

    The transfer follows his resignation on September 27, which was made public by President William Ruto paving the way for the appointment of his replacement.

    "I have also received the resignation of DCI Kinoti and directed the national police service to proceed with advertising that position. Meanwhile, they should get somebody to act in that position," Ruto stated. 

    Kinoti handed over power to acting DCI boss Hamisi Salim Massa on Friday, September 30 as the search for his successor began. 

    While exiting office, Kinoti listed the recruitment of over 400 detectives in diverse fields of investigations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, India, Russia, and South Africa among his achievements. 

    "Under this prestigious program, 42 detectives drawn from the Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) underwent a 12-week intensive counterterrorism training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where I also joined the detectives to inspire them and make Kenya proud," he added. 

    Kinoti further explained that he spearheaded the agency in establishing a homicide unit and establishing an ultra-modern National Forensic laboratory in the country.

    To find a suitable replacement, NPSC listed conditions for appointing a new DCI boss, including being a Kenyan citizen and holding a degree from a recognised university.

    The police also commission further noted that a suitable candidate ought to possess the requisite experience in management, finance, governance and public administration.
     

    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Former Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addressing journalists at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, March 5, 2020
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