Who is Mohammed Amin; Get to know the new DCI boss.
Through a gazette notice, President William Ruto announced the new directorate of criminal investigations boss.
President Ruto said,”In exercise of the powers conferred, I William Ruto appoint Amin Mohamed to be the director, DCI.”
Directorate of criminal investigations functions; collection and provision of criminal intelligence, investigations on serious crimes including homicides, narcotics, money laundering and economic crimes, maintaining of law and order and detection and prevention of crime.
Who is Mohammed Amin
Amin is 58 years of age. He worked as a director of Internal Affairs. He was also one of the senior most officers who were interviewed for the DCI boss position.
He worked as the Provincial Criminal Investigations Officer in the year 2006 and 2009 in Rift Valley province.
Amin championed in investigating the 2007/08 post election violence election, where Over 1000 people were killed and more than 6000 were displaced.
He went to the Hague and served as a witness in for former Commissioner of Police Major General Hussein Ali.
His curriculum vitae read,”He successfully coordinated investigations and prosecution of Post-Election Violence cases in Rift Valley province: 2007-2008.”
He has a masters degree in Criminology and Security Management from Egerton University.
He also has a degree in Criminology and Security from Egerton University and a diploma in international studies from University of Nairobi.
He attained a first class honors in National Defence College.
Amin has been in the criminology department since 1989.
He has served as the director of IAU since February 2020 during which he received and chaired investigation complaints against police.
He was the head of banking fraud unit at Central Bank, head of DCI in Rift Valley, North Eastern, Central, Western and head of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
He also worked at the defunct Anti- Corruption Police Unit in 2002 and as a DCIO at Langata, Kilindini, Thika and Mandera divisions.
Amin was a member of the National Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism since 2009 and a member of Multi-Agency Task Force on Post-Election Violence in Kenya since 2012.