NPSC shortlists 10 candidates in race to replace Kinoti

The National Police Service Commission, NPSC, has shortlisted ten candidates to replace Geroge Kinoti as the Director of Criminal Investigations.

Kinoti resigned last month as announced by President William Ruto, although no reasons were given.

He was among key government officials who were at loggerheads with then DP William Ruto since the March 2018 handshake between former President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga.

The NPSC shotlisted the 10 out of 253 in a newspaper advertisement on Sunday, with interviews slated for Tuesday.

“The 10 candidates, each of whom seek to fill the vacant position left by former DCI Director George Kinoti, CBS, have been invited for interviews and vetting on Tuesday, October 11 at the Kenya School of Government, Lower Kabete in Nairobi,” the commission said.

They are Amin Mohamed, Detective Nicholas Kamwende, former Anti-Terrorism Police Unit Boss Munga Nyale, Mr Bernard Barasa Walumoli, Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, and Ms Esther Chepkospei Seroeny.

Others on the list are David Kipkosgey Birech, Jonyo Michael Wiso, Paul Ndambuki, and Dr Simon Wanderi.

Further, NPSC has urged the public to submit a credible memorandum on any of the candidates.

Among those who had hoped to succeed Kinoti were Ag DCI Hamisi Massa, DCI Head of Investigations John Gachomo, and current and former Police Spokespersons Bruno Shioso and Charles Owino.

Hamisi was appointed on September 30 as the acting DCI pending a replacement for Kinoti.

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