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New Sheriff in town! Interim DCI boss appointed as police seek replacement for Kinoti

By Hilary Kimuyu September 30th, 2022 2 min read

The National Police Commission (NPSC) has appointed Dr Hamisi Salim Massa as the temporary Director of Criminal Investigations until the position is filled substantively.

Dr Salim’s appointment was announced by the commission on Thursday evening, September 29.

“NPSC is appointing Massa Hamisi Salim as Director of Criminal Investigations in an acting capacity until the position is filled substantively and competitively within at least 14 days,” the commission said in a statement.

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The announcement follows the departure of the former director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti.

While announcing the resignation of the former DCI boss, President William Ruto called for the appointment of an acting director to cover the void left before the position is filled.

Dr Salim will hold the position for 14 days until Kinoti’s successor is found. NPSC advertised the position on Thursday, September 29.

Dr Massa rose to the rank of Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation early this year following the retirement of Joseph Ashimala.

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On Thursday, NPSC advertised the post on its website giving applicants until October 6 to submit their applications.

The successful candidate must have a degree from a recognised university, knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing, at least 10 years of proven experience at the management level of a public institution and a person who meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

They are also required to obtain clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Credit Reference Bureau and a Police Clearance Certificate from the DCI.

Applicants have until Thursday next week to send in their applications.

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