Information on 7th October 2022 revealed that 160 police officers were eyeing the DCI head job, that was previously held by George Kinoti, who is currently the head of the Public Service Commission.
The application period for the high-ranking job started on the 29th of September (a few days after the President William Ruto received a resignation letter from Mr. Mutyambai) and closed on 6th October.
Among the officers that applied for this post includes Nyale Munga – the principal deputy of former Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai.
10 successful applicants for the DCI job to go for interview
Since the closure of the application window, 10 people among the initial 253 applicants have been shortlisted. The officers are to be interviewed and the best fitting candidate will be awarded the position of the Director of Criminal Investigations.
In a social media post by the National Police Service Commission, the 10 candidates eyeing the vacancy have been invited for interviews and vetting.
Who are the ten applicants for the DCI job?
The ten are;
- Jonyo Michael Wiso – Legal Director in the National Police Service (NPS).
- Bernard Barasa Walumoli – Coast Region DCI Boss.
- Eliud Kipkoech Lagat – Director of DCI reforms.
- Gideon Nyale Munga – Personal assistant of the Inspector General of Police.
- Amin Ibrahim Mohamed – Director of Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of the DCI.
- Simon Mwangi Wanderi – Head of DCI Railways.
- David Kipkosgey Birech – Director of Police Reforms
- Esther Chepkosgei Seroney
- Nicholas Ireri Kamwende
- Paul Jimmie Ndambuki
The interviews are expected to start on Tuesday 11th October, kicking off at 8.45am running till 5.00pm. each candidate is expected to spend around 45 minutes on the hotseat, as each is grilled on their academic qualifications, professional skills and their suitability for the government post.
The interview sifting will leave only 3 candidates that will be pushed forward to President William Ruto who will nominate only one candidate to fill the Kinoti vacancy.
Public participation in the recruitment process
Just like the Public Service Commission on 6th October, the NPSC boss Eliud Kinuthia invited the public to submit credible written memoranda on any of the candidates through [email protected], as part of public participation in the recruitment process.
Requirements for the 10 applicants before attending the interviews
All successful candidates were directed to present themselves on Tuesday together with their National Identification cards, Academic Certificates, including transcripts and professional certificates. Any other supporting documents are acceptable.
In addition, the selected candidates should seek clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and a credible Credit and Reference Bureau (CRB).