President William Ruto appointed Amin Mohamed Ibrahim as the new director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Amin Mohamed replaced George Kinoti who resigned recently at the start of the new administration’s tenure. Kinoti served at the helm of the investigative agency between January 2018 and September 2022. And has since landed a job with the Public Service Commission.

His appointment was contained in a Gazette Notice dated October 14 and signed by the president.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of the National Police Service Act, 2011, I, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces appoint AMIN MOHAMED IBRAHIM to be the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI),” reads a gazette notice dated October 14.

Until his appointment Amin Ibrahim was the Director of the Internal Affairs Unit at the National Police Service.

Amin Mohamed

More than 160 people had expressed interest in succeeding Kinoti, but only ten were shortlisted by the National Police Service Commission.

Amin Mohamed’s past

Born in Wajir County, Mohamed first served as the Inspector of Police, where he led the investigation of all serious criminal cases and complaints against police. He also prevented and detected crime.

Amin prosecuted all offenders, maintained criminal records, profiled offenders, and collected criminal intelligence. Mohamed has served in different positions at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in several regions.


Amin served as the Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer between 2006 and 2009 in Rift Valley. It is during this period that Amin investigated the 2007/08 post poll violence election. Over 1000 people were killed and more than 6000 were displaced. Amin was at the center of investigation that followed and ended up at the International Criminal Court. He went to the Hague and served as a witness in for former Commissioner of Police Major General Hussein Ali.

“He successfully coordinated investigations and prosecution of Post-Election Violence cases in Rift Valley province: 2007-2008,” Amin’s CV read.


Between 2009 and 2010, Mohamed was at the Banking Fraud Investigations Unit at the DCI. He also detected, investigated, and prosecuted white-collar crimes or fraud cases characterised by complexity.

In 2004, he was the Head of Investigations in the investigations bureau. He also coordinated all investigations at the National Police Service (NPS). 

In 2014, he was the Regional Coordinator at the DCI Central Region and also headed operations at the DCI headquarters between 2014 and 2015.

His latest position at the DCI was Regional Coordinator North Eastern Region between 2015 and 2019.

Amin also worked as a Chief Inspector, Superintendent of Police, Head of Surveillance and Technical Services, and the Senior Superintendent of Police at the Anti-Corruption Police Unit in Nairobi.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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