DCI Applicants To Be Interviewed On Tuesday

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The National Police Service Commission will conduct interviews on Tuesday for the Director General of Criminal Investigations (DCI) position.

In a communique issued by the commission, names of 10 senior officers who made it to the final shortlist had been made public as the race to find the country's next top detective enters the homestretch.

The list comprises of senior, seasoned detectives and forensic experts who have risen through the ranks and served the nation in various capacities in the security sector.

Among them is former Nairobi regional DCI Chief Mr. Ireri Kamwende, the current Director of Planning at DCI headquarters. Before his recent posting, he was the Director of Forensics services and has had stints at the Anti-Narcotics & Banking Fraud Units.

Mr. Eliud Lagat, the current Director of Reforms at DCI headquarters, was also shortlisted. Mr. Lagat is an explosive and post-blasts expert who headed the forensic Bomb disposal unit prior to his current posting. He is also an alma mater of the esteemed National Defence College of Kenya.

Dr. Mwangi Wanderi, the current head of DCI Railways command, has also made it to the final list. Dr. Wanderi, a distinguished scholar, was a long-serving Director of Personnel at DCI headquarters prior to his current posting and a top crime buster in the then Flying Squad unit during his heyday.

Also in the list is Mr. Munga Nyale, currently the Principal Assistant to the Inspector General at the NPS headquarters. Mr. Munga is also a former Director of DCI's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.

Mr. Amin Ibrahim, the current head of the Internal Affairs Unit, is also shortlisted to attend the interviews. Mr. Amin has served in various capacities, including heading the CID Investigations Bureau and Banking Fraud Investigations Unit, among other senior management positions.

Others who have tossed their hats in the ring include Coast Regional Criminal Investigations officer Mr. Walumoli Barasa, who previously served as the Central RCIO and in the elite Serious Crimes Unit; Mr. Michael Wiso, a former head of Legal Services at DCI HQs; Mr. David Birech, the head of Police Reforms, Mr. Paul Ndambuki, who has previously served at INTERPOL HQs in Lyon France and the DCI Academy and Ms. Esther Seroney, Bomet's county police commander.

According to the commission, which oversees the human resource management function of the National Police Service, a total of 253 applications for the position were received.

The position fell vacant following the resignation of Mr. George Kinoti, who has since been transferred to the Public Service Commission.

"The Directorate of Criminal Investigations wishes all the candidates the best in their interviews. Their rich profiles and experiences in the security sector will, without doubt, inject the desired impetus in the Directorate as the fight against the ever-changing dynamics of crime intensifies," said the agency in a statement.

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