Amin Mohamed: From Arresting Police Officers to DCI Boss

  • Ibrahim Amin Mohamed appearing for the DCI interviews on October 11, 2022
    Ibrahim Amin Mohamed appearing for the DCI interviews on October 11, 2022.
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  • Mohamed Ibrahim Amin was appointed as the new Director of Criminal Investigations, replacing George Kinoti, who resigned in September 2022. 

    His appointment was documented in a special Gazette Notice dated Friday, October 14. 

    "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.

    Before his appointment, the 58-year-old was the Senior Assistant Inspector General at the Internal Affairs Unit, which he joined in 2020.

    An image of new DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim at a past press event.
    An image of new DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim at a past press event.
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    Senior Assistant Inspector General - IAU 

    IAU is mandated with investigating torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment subjected to any person by any police officer.

    Under IAU, police officers also engaged Mohamed to air out grievances faced in their line of duty.

    At the unit, Mohamed received and investigated complaints against the police. He undertook disciplinary proceedings against any Police officer on the direction of the Inspector General.

    Positions Held at the DCI

    Born in Wajir County, Mohamed first served as the Inspector of Police, where he led the investigation of all serious criminal cases and complaints against police. He also prevented and detected crime.

    Amin prosecuted all offenders, maintained criminal records, profiled offenders, and collected criminal intelligence.

    Notably, Mohamed has served in different positions at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in several regions.

    Between 2009 and 2010, Mohamed was at the Banking Fraud Investigations Unit at the DCI. He also detected, investigated, and prosecuted white-collar crimes or fraud cases characterised by complexity.

    In 2004, he was the Head of Investigations in the investigations bureau. He also coordinated all investigations at the National Police Service (NPS). 

    In 2014, he was the Regional Coordinator at the DCI Central Region and also headed operations at the DCI headquarters between 2014 and 2015.

    His latest position at the DCI was Regional Coordinator North Eastern Region between 2015 and 2019.

    Amin also worked as a Chief Inspector, Superintendent of Police, Head of Surveillance and Technical Services, and the Senior Superintendent of Police at the Anti-Corruption Police Unit in Nairobi.

    Amin Ibrahim Mohamed Who has been appointed new DCI boss on Friday October 14, 2022
    Amin Ibrahim Mohamed Who was appointed the new DCI boss on Friday, October 14, 2022.
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    Notable Cases

    He successfully investigated the case involving former Deputy Chief Justice Ms. Nancy Baraza, who was accused of assaulting and threatening a guard, Rebecca Kerubo, at a mall in Nairobi. 

    He also coordinated investigations and prosecution of Post-Election Violence cases in 2007-2008 in the Rift Valley province.

    The other notable case that he successfully investigated was the murder case of the Late Bishop Luigi Locati of Isiolo Diocese. A Catholic Priest and five other suspects were prosecuted in the case.  

    In 2007, he successfully conducted investigations and prosecution into atrocities committed by Sabaot Land Defense Force (SLDF) in Trans-Nzoia County.

    Education

    Amin pursued a certificate in Ethics, Governance, and Economic Crimes at Egerton University in 2003. 

    In 2006, he enrolled at the University of Nairobi (UoN), where he graduated with a Diploma in International Studies.

    Two years later, in 2008, he returned to Egerton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Studies (First Class Honors).

    He is currently pursuing a Masters in Criminology and Security Management at Egerton University.

    Skills

    Mohamed is excellent in report writing and presentation. He has hands-on experience in overseeing personnel, facilities, and budgets.

    He also has excellent interpersonal communication and great listening skills. Also, he is a risk taker, a critical thinker, and has strong analytical skills.

    Besides his proficiency in cognitive interview and conversation management, Mohamed is computer literate. 

    Awards

    Some of his notable awards bestowed on him include the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) in 2021, Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2007, and the Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2005.

    Notably, he is married but has kept his family away from the public eye.
     

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