Commission interviews candidates for deputy police chief, DCI jobs

January 18, 2018 9:30 am
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President Kenyatta appointed Kinoti the Acting Director of Criminal Investigations replacing Ndegwa Muhoro/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) is on Thursday set to interview applicants for positions of Deputy Inspector Generals of Police and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Nine applications were received by the Johnston Kavuludi-led commission for the three positions but only five were shortlisted.

For the CID, the commission will only interview George Kinoti who was picked up by President Uhuru Kenyatta in an acting capacity – the other applicant having failed to make it to the shortlist.

For the Kenya Police, only the acting Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua was shortlisted while in the Administration Police, Acting Deputy Inspector General Noor Gabow will battle it out with Musa Dadho and Vincent Makokha.

The process is aimed at filling the positions competitively as per the law. For one to be a Deputy Inspector General of Police, has to be a serving police officer of the rank of Assistant Inspector General and above.

For one to apply for the DIG position, he or she has to hold a degree from a recognised university in Kenya or possess equivalent qualification and have served in public service for at least 15 years; having knowledge of criminal justice, policy development, security, law and sociology.

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