Massa Hamisi Salim has been appointed as the interim Director of Criminal Investigation by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) pending the appointment of a permanent replacement.
On Thursday, September 29, the commission declared Salim's appointment.
"NPSC appoints Massa Hamisi Salim as the Director of Criminal Investigation in an acting capacity until the position is filled substantively and competitively in at least 14 days," read the statement in part.
For the next 14 days, Salim will serve as Kinoti's interim replacement until one is sought. On September 29th, NPSC posted an advertisement for the position.
Prior to the police commission conducting job interviews, President William Ruto had first instructed the police to select a suitable replacement for Kinoti.
The words were made by the president of state when he introduced his cabinet and new police chiefs.
"I have also received the resignation of DCI Kinoti and directed the National Police Service to proceed with advertising that position. Meanwhile, they should get somebody to act in that position," Ruto directed then.
The application deadline is October 6, and NPSC will conduct interviews over the next few days.
After the interviews, Ruto will be given a list of qualified applicants for the position of DCI leader.
"Pursuant to section 30 as read together with sections 29 and 30 of the NPS Act No.11A of 2011 Revised (2017), the Commission is mandated to recommend to the President persons for appointment as Director of Criminal Investigations.
"A person shall be qualified for appointment as the Director of Criminal Investigations if the person has had a distinguished career in his/her field and has knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing," NPSC advertised.
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