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DCI Boss George Kinoti Resigns and IG Mutyambai takes Leave

Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti has resigned.
This was revealed by President William Ruto while unveiling his Cabinet on Tuesday.

President Ruto said Kinoti has formally resigned, having served as the country’s top detective under former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“This afternoon I have received the resignation of DCI director George Kinoti. I have transmitted the same to the National Police Service to proceed with advertising that position,” Ruto said.

The President said he will pick someone to act in the place of Kinoti as his replacement awaits.

Before he became president, Ruto had indicated that Kinoti would not be spared as he accused him of being used by Uhuru’s administration to frustrate those opposed to his ideas.

During his tenure, the DCI made a number of arrests that Ruto’s camp deemed targeted, a move believed to have put Kinoti at loggerheads with the current president.

“IG Police Mutyambai for his request to proceed on terminal leave because of his health situation. After discussions with Mutyambai and in consideration of his service to the nation and his health, I have accepted that he will proceed on terminal leave in the six months that he has on his contract.”

The Head-of-State made the announcement while he was naming Cabinet Secretaries to work in his administration. 

The IG had announced on August 26, 2022, that he would take a break to seek medical attention. 
In his statement, the IG did not reveal what was ailing him. He, however, assured the nation that he was advised to immediately proceed to a hospital for analysis and further advice. 

At the time, Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow took charge in an acting capacity. 

“This is to inform the general public that I will be away from the office attending to a medical checkup effective today  August 26, 2022.

“In my absence, Mr Noor Gabow, the Deputy Inspector General – Administration Police Service, will act as the Inspector General of the National Police Service until my return,”

On September 2, 2022, the IG was discharged from the hospital and announced that he was recuperating at home. 

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