DCI boss makes first stride to streamline the DCI depatment


The new DCI boss Amin Mohammed after being sworn into office, promised to streamline operations at the DCI, after the previous boss resigned.

Amin Mohammed has made some adjustments in what is said to be an effort to streamline the Directorate of Criminal Investigations. He instructed the officers who had received transfer sanctions to go ahead and make the modifications right away.

Officers who have headed various DCI sections or units as well as commanders at the county and police station levels are affected. Officers who earlier investigated  current government officials are also impacted.

The anti-counterfeit section that operated out of Parklands Police Station was disbanded. It was renowned for preventing the importation of fake goods into the nation. The officers that were working with the unit have been assigned to various DCI commands. Following a public outcry over the rise of counterfeit goods in the market, the unit was established by the then-DCI director George Kinoti on the orders of the previous Interior security CS Dr. Fred Matiangi.

In the changes, the former ATPU boss Martin Otieno was transferred to Samburu as the head of the County Criminal Investigation. Michael Sang who headed the Nyamira DCI will be the new officer in charge Serious Crimes unit. Former officer in charge economic and commercial investigations unit Mike Muia will be the new CCIO Baringo. Abdullahi Shuria will be the new Officer in charge Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit. Wilhelm Kimutai will head Land Fraud Unit. Linus Okola will head Insurance Fraud while Lawrence Nthiwa will head Ballistics. These are just some few changes effected in the DCI.

Some officers have proceeded on retirement as others being promoted . the DCI is scouting for talent from anti-stock theft unit and GSU officers who will merge to form a new unit to deal with special assignments and duties.

By Calvin Angatia


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here