The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has appointed Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation Massa Hamisi Salim as the acting boss following George Kinoti’s resignation.
Salim once served as the head of Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU).
His appointment was announced by the commission yesterday and he will hold the position for 14 days until Kinoti’s successor is found.
“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.
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A person shall be qualified for appointment as the Director of Criminal Investigations if the person: –
Is a Kenyan citizen;
Holds a degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
Has had at least ten years’ proven experience at management level of a public institution;
Has had a distinguished career in his/her field;
Has knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing;
Has proven relevant experience in Management, Law, Economics, Change management, Finance, Governance or Public administration.
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
- Other Requirements
Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following bodies;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
Credit Reference Bureau ( CRB)
Police clearance certificate from DCI
- Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Criminal Investigation shall: –
Be the Chief Executive Officer of the Directorate;
Be responsible for:-
Implementing the decisions of the Inspector General in respect of the Directorate;
Efficient administration of the Directorate; and
The day-to-day administration and management of the affairs of the Directorate
Be responsible for the effective and efficient administration and operations of the Directorate;
Provide strategic guidance and direction for the Directorate;
Be responsible for the preparation of the budget and planning for the directorate;
Monitor and evaluate the Directorate;
Undertake supervision of the Directorate;
Co-ordinate training, research and development in the Directorate;
Provide internal oversight of the Directorate;
Improve transparency and accountability in the Directorate.
Co-operate and engage in joint security operations with the Deputy Inspectors-General of both the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service, other Government departments and security organs, where necessary, when relevant, to ensure the safety and security of the public; and
Perform any other functions that may be assigned by the Inspector-General under the National Police Service Act or any other law.
- Terms of Service
The gross monthly salary and benefits attached to the position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission vide Kenya Gazette No.8792 Vol.CXXIV-No.154 of 27th July, 2022.
- How to apply
Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vita, copies of relevant academic and professional testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations”.