DCI will endeavor to respect human rights, new Director promises
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will endeavor to respect human rights, its new chief said on Wednesday, October 19.
Amin Mohamed made the remarks in Nairobi where he took oath of office as the new Director of the DCI.
“I will endeavor to lead the DCI in the most professional manner and adhere to the supreme law of the land – the Constitution of Kenya,” Mohamed said in the presence of Chief Justice Martha Koome and other dignitaries.
“We shall also endeavor to respect human rights while being firm and fair as we stick to the mandate given to the directorate.”
Mohamed takes over from George Kinoti, who vacated the position in September and has since been transferred to the Public Service Commission.
The new DCI chief takes office at a time when the country is enraged by high-level revelations on the presence of a killer squad which operated right within the Directorate for years.
President William Ruto announced over the weekend that he had ordered the disbandment of the Special Service Unit (SSU), which he said was used to kill Kenyans instead of protecting them.
Human rights defender organizations have since called for more action beyond the simple act of disbanding the unit.
Together with families affected by extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the organizations are united in the call for accountability.
“I am ready to lead DCI to deal with the challenges of our time,” Mohamed assured Kenyans on Wednesday.
Missing Voices welcomes the pledge made to Kenyans by the new DCI Director.
We hope the Directorate can improve its service delivery and ensure Kenyans live without fear of harm from the security organs mandated to protect them.