Acting police bosses to interview for confirmation Thursday

January 17, 2018 10:14 am
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Kinoti (right) took over from Muhoro/COURTESY DCI.

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – The National Police Service Commission will on Thursday interview applicants for the position of Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Inspector General in charge of Kenya Police and the Administration Police.

George Maingi Kinoti, who was picked by President Uhuru Kenyatta in an acting capacity will be the first to face the commission with no competitor after his only challenger Milka Murugi failed to make it to the final shortlist.

Acting Deputy Inspector General of Police Njoroge Mbugua will also face the Commission with no competitor because no one else applied.

The acting Administration Police boss Noor Gabow is facing competition from two candidates Musa Dhadho and Vincent Makokha.

Members of the public have been invited to submit any information in relation to the shortlisted candidates ahead of Thursday’s interviews.

Kinoti, a former National Police Service spokesman, if confirmed, will fill in the position of the former DCI Ndegwa Muhoro and hopes to restore the waning trust in one of the most crucial institutions in the criminal justice system.

Already, different stakeholders ranging from police and members of public have expressed optimism on his appointment by President Kenyatta albeit in an acting capacity.

Mbugua, the acting Kenya Police boss is former a presidential escort commandant and the Commission will demand to know his strategy for curbing corruption, usually associated with the service.

The traffic department is usually on spot for the vice.

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