DCI boss George Kinoti makes 44 sweeping changes: list

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has made 44 changes to the agency’s top administration.

The changes have been instituted following retirement of several senior officers.

Nairobi DCI chief Bernard Nyakwaka has been moved to the airport unit. His Kitale counterpart, Paul Wachira, will replace him at the helm of criminal investigations in the city.

Former airport DCI boss Joseph Mugwanja, replaced by Nyakwaka, has been recalled to the headquarters.

John Gachomo, who headed the anti-terror police unit, has been made the new head of investigations at the DCI.

Gachomo takes over from John Kariuki, who retires after 33 years in the service.

The head of anti-terror unit in Mombasa John Otieno, takes over from Gachomo at the helm of anti-terror police unit nationally.

Bernard Gicheru, who was the deputy director of operations, has been elevated to the position of director of operations, taking over from Henry Ondiek, who has retired.

Laikipia DCI chief Francis Wanjau has been transferred to Kisumu in similar capacity.

Carry Nyawinda, who was the deputy head of investigations at the DCI, has been named the new head of banking fraud unit.

David Chebii, who was the head of anti-counterfeit unit based in Parklands, Nairobi, has been transferred to the DCI Headquarters on Kiambu Road as the head of call centre, popularly known as the Fichua Centre.

Fatuma Hadi, who was the DCI boss in Kilimani, Nairobi, has been recalled to the Headquarters awaiting redeployment.

Hadi is replaced at Kilimani by Stephen Ole Tanki, who was the DCI boss at Gigiri.

Pius Gitari has been promoted to the position of director of the expanded special service unit. He had served in the unit in a junior position.

Julius Rutere, who was the DCI boss in Nyandarua County, has been recalled to the DCI Headquarters in Nairobi.

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