Mohamed Amin appointed as new DCI Boss
President William Ruto has confirmed Mohamed Amin as the new Director of Criminal Investigations, replacing George Kinoti who vacated the position in September.
Amin was appointed in a gazette notice dated October 14, and he reported for his new duty on Saturday morning.
Prior to his appointment as the head of DCI, Amin was the Director of Internal Affairs Unit, mandated to investigate complaints against police.
He returns to the Directorate where he has served previously in various senior positions, including the head of DCI Investigations Bureau, Head of Operations, O/C Banking Fraud Unit, among others.
“His vast experience in the field of investigations within and outside the Directorate will without doubt inject new blood to the country’s foremost investigative agency and address the ever canging crime dynamics,” a statement from the DCI read in part.
Following his appointment, various individuals and human rights defender organizations went out congratulatory messages to Amin, urging him to help improve the country’s security.
“We applaud him as he has been a pioneer in improving the relationship between the public and the police and expect that improving policing will continue to be his priority,” said the Independent Medico Legal Unit.
“We have worked closely with him as the Director Internal Affairs Unit-Kenya where he has shown professionalism in dealing with police accountability. We look forward to working with him as he takes over DCI Kenya,” said the International Justice Mission.
“You have the difficult task of restoring the DCI to a professional investigative unit devoid of political pandering, abuse of police authority, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances,” The Law Society of Kenya President Eric Theuri said.
Missing Voices would also like to congratulate Amin for the trust the Presidency, the National Police Service and Kenyans have put in him to steer Kenya’s topmost investigative unit forward.
We urge him to inject utmost professionalism and dedication to the rule of law into the DCI.
We hope that in the end, his tenure can be remembered for police professionalism and an end to enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
We also look forward to conclusive investigations and reports into the mysterious killings which remain unresolved months later.