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Kinoti transferred to Public Service Commission days after quitting DCI job

Former Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has been moved to Public Service Commission (PSC) following his resignation 10 days ago.

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) announced Thursday evening that it had approved the transfer of services for Kinoti with effect from September 27, the day he stepped down.

The announcement was made through the NPSC official Twitter handle.

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

Kinoti, 55, had gone quiet in the run-up to the August General Election, with the DCI’s most notable tool of communication to Kenyans on social media also going slow.

Kinoti’s resignation was revealed by President William Ruto while unveiling his Cabinet. He served as the country’s top detective under former President Uhuru Kenyatta since 2018.

The top detective was not in good books with the Kenya Kwanza Alliance as such his resignation did not come as a surprise when the Ruto team won the August 9 general election.

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President Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua accused him of being used by the state to weaponize the war on graft during his tenure.

This week the DP called Kinoti a drama queen. “We are looking for a professional DCI, not a politician, not a drama queen, not an actor,” Gachagua said.

Kinoti’s deputy Massa Hamisi Salim replaced him in an acting capacity until the position which has since been advertised is filled.

Kinoti was appointed the Director of Criminal Investigations in January 2018 during President Kenyatta’s second term.

NPSC has already advertised a vacancy for the position of the Director of Criminal Investigations.

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