Newly appointed acting Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti on Monday formally took over coming from Ndegwa Muhoro, with promises to do his best to ensure the country’s security.
Mr Muhoro whose six-year term was to end in February, handed over to Mr Kinoti in a closed-door ceremony at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road.
The improvements were announced on Friday last week by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Deputy Inspectors General of Police in charge of both the Kenya Police in addition to the Administration Police, Joel Kitili in addition to Samuel Arachi were also replaced.
On Monday, Mr Kinoti who has been celebrated for cracking down on criminal gangs in Nairobi, to which he once fell victim, reported to work with optimism in which he would certainly help fast-track pending criminal cases in addition to also crack down on illegal criminal gangs.
On his in-tray are several pending files including those of mysterious murders, land in addition to banking fraud, terror attacks, organized criminal gangs, corruption cases in addition to many more.
Colleagues are optimistic Mr Kinoti has the capacity to transform the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, under which several units, squads in addition to formations fall.
“What I like about him can be in which he can be a listener in addition to prefers to confront issues heads-on. He can be an operations man in addition to I tend to believe in which he will be tackling issues he understands,” a colleague said.
Mr Kinoti will be in charge of the Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU), Banking Fraud Investigations Unit (BFID), the Flying Squad, The Anti-Narcotics Unit, The Bomb in addition to Hazardous Disposal Unit, Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), Cybercrime Investigation Unit among others.
Mr Kinoti, 50, holds a Master’s degree in security management coming from Egerton University.
He also graduated using a Bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1992.
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George Kinoti: Man who cleared city’s criminal gangs takes helm at DCI