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New Sherrif in town! Who is Amin Mohamed Ibrahim, the DCI boss

By Nyaboga Kiage October 15th, 2022 2 min read

Mr Amin Mohamed Ibrahim has been named as the new Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

In a gazette notice published on Friday, October 14, 2022, Mr Mohamed was appointed by President Dr William Ruto.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of the National Police Service Act, 2011, I William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces appoint Mr Amin Ibrahim Mohamed to be the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI),” the notice read in part.

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Amin Mohamed
Amin Mohamed when he appeared before The National Police Service Commission [NPSC] to be interviewed for the position of Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations on October 11, 2022 at the Kenya School of Government, Lower Kabete. Amin Mohamed is the new Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations after being appointed by President William Ruto.
Photo | Jeff Angote | Nation

List of the new boss’s expertise

The newly appointed DCI boss has served the National Police Service for over 30 years.

He has held senior positions which include the director of investigations at the DCI headquarters and director of the Banking Fraud Unit.

Mr Amin holds the rank of senior assistant inspector general of police.

He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree at Egerton University in Criminology and Security Management.

Amin lists his hobbies as reading, training, sports and leadership.

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In his resume, he states, that he “offered focused leadership and management of investigation in different capacities within the National Police Service for 33 years. ”

He was the Rift Valley regional DCI boss in 2007 when the country witnessed the post-election violence.

Amin states that some of his achievements in his law enforcement career include “successfully investigated a case involving former Deputy Chief Justice Ms Nancy Baraza versus Rebecca Kerubo and testified before the Judicial Service Commission Sub-committee and the Tribunal chaired by Retired former Chief Justice Augustino Ramadhani in 2012.”

He also investigated and prosecuted the murder case of the late Bishop Luigi Locati of Isiolo Diocese and prosecuted a Catholic Priest and five others. The case is still before High Court, Nairobi, 2005.

He also prides himself in successfully coordinating investigations and prosecution of Post-Election Violence cases in Rift Valley province: 2007-2008.

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This week, a total of ten candidates were shortlisted for the position of the DCI, weeks after former DCI boss Mr George Kinoti resigned.

The ten include; Mr David Kipkosgey Birech, Mr Amin Ibrahim Mohamed, Mr Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, Mr Nicholas Kimwende Ireri, Mr Paul Jimmie Ndambuki, Ms Esther Chepkosgei Seroney, Dr Simon Mwangi Wanderi, Mr Jonyo Michael Wiso, Mr Bernard Barasa Walumoli and Mr Gideon Nyale Munga.

What next for Kinoti

Mr Kinoti, resigned after President Dr Ruto was sworn in as the Head of State by Chief Justice Ms Martha Koome.

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Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti (right) and Executive Director, Amnesty International Kenya, Irungu Houghton follow proceedings during a community dialogue at Kayole Social Hall in Nairobi. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

Following his resignation, Mr Kinoti was then transferred to the Public Service Commission (PSC) by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC).

According to the NPSC, the transfer does not affect his remuneration package.

“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.”

Adding, “Remuneration and privileges personal to himself, with effect from 27th September 2022 until attainment of mandatory retirement age,” said NPSC on Twitter.

It is now up to PSC to redeploy him to any position in the government.

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