President William Ruto has appointed Amin Mohamed Ibrahim the new Director of Criminal Investigations, replacing George Kinoti.
Amin is the outgoing Head of Internal Affairs Unit at the National Police Service.
Amin overcame competition from nine other candidates.
In a Gazette Notice dated Friday, October 14, President Ruto said Amin will be in charge of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Other candidates who had been shortlisted for the position are Bernard Barasa Walumoli, Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, Gideon Nyale Munga, Esther Chepkosgei Seroney, David Kipkosgey Birech, Jonyo Michael Wiso, Nicholas Ireri Kamwende, Paul Jimmie Ndambuki and Dr. Simon Mwangi Wanderi.
More than 160 people had expressed interest in succeeding Kinoti, but only ten were shortlisted by the National Police Service Commission.
The immediate former DCI director George Kinoti served at the helm of the investigative agency between January 2018 and September 2022.
He has since landed a job with the Public Service Commission.