Government starts massive reshuffle of staff in this department

Recently, several officers were fired in latest shakeup.

In addition to massive transfers for officers and 700 other officers, the directorate is now targeting graduate police officers to join its newly formed Public Crime Advisory Team at the headquarters on Kiambu Road, Nairobi.

Mr Kinoti divulged that the team will undergo local and international training to enable them deal with emerging crimes.

“We have had several squads that deal with armed robberies, special crimes, homicides and terrorism, but we need a proactive team to deal with cybercrime, human trafficking, misuse of ICT gadgets, banking fraud and corruption,” Mr Kinoti said.

“Crimes keep changing as technology advances, that is why we need a competent team to deal with them,” he said.

Rigorous interview

On Thursday last week, Mr Kinoti recalled all graduates working under the DCI for interviews at the headquarters.

Graduates were tested by both local and international detectives on forensics, ballistics, economic crimes and land fraud in a bid to establish where they fit most.

The 59 graduate police officers in the ranks of constables, corporals, superintendents and senior superintendents of police, inspectors and chief inspectors were drawn from all over the country.

“We want to make use of their skills in order to revamp the specialised units, but we must conduct a scrutiny of their conducts,” he said.

The recall waved a sign of good riddance to the graduate police constables whose pay spurred controversy over the past one week.

Mr Kinoti indicated his intention to recruit more officers from the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service to join the DCI.

He said that those who would be attached to the DCI headquarters would be exposed to high-stake crimes committed by even the high ranking members of the society.

“There have been complaints that only the poor land in jails as the people they work for to squander money from the government go free.

"We want to put an end to this by absorbing people who cannot be easily manipulated,” Mr Kinoti said.

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