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Details of Elite Sharp Shooters DCI Amin Wants to Recruit to New Criminal Unit

Director Amin Mohamed of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) decided to reintroduce an elite squad of officers to combat the armed robbers terrorizing Kenyans mere months after assuming his position.

Amin announced on November 23 that the DCI was recruiting marksmen and women for a special squad comprised of officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU).

Opera News conducted a background check to determine who sharpshooters are and why the DCI director has faith in them to combat armed robbery in Nairobi and Kenya as a whole.

Who are they?

Sharpshooters are men and women who are proficient with assault weapons ranging from handguns to rifles.

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) divisions include Revolver (REV), Carry Optic (CO), Compact Carry Division (CCP), Stock Service Pistol (SSP), and Enhanced Service Pistol Division (ESPD) (ESP).

Notably, the classifications for gun experts are Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman, Novice, and Unclassified.


The majority of the top shooters are trained officers who are members of the National Police Service or the Kenyan Defense Forces. However, the top shooters also include licensed civilians.


Sharpshooters are assigned to agents such as DCI, GSU, ATPU, and ASTU, whereas KDF-trained personnel are sent on international missions.

Few marksmen stray from their assigned duties, despite the fact that they are expected to be the most honorable officers.

In 2021, trained sharpshooter Caroline Kangogo shocked the nation with a killing spree that resulted in the deaths of two of her colleagues before she committed suicide.

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