By Wanja Waweru
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said the state is seeking a person with specific qualities to lead the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
George Kinoti’s retirement, which President William Ruto announced on September 27, left the seat vacant.
Ruto declared that he had accepted Kinoti’s resignation, opening the door for the selection of a new DCI director.
DP Gachagua stated that Kinoti’s successor should not be a “drama queen” and should be a professional who would be totally committed to serving within the bounds of his office on Sunday night.
“We are looking for a professionals DCI, not a politician, not a drama queen. Why DCI officers are in civilian clothes is because they are supposed to be discreet so that they are able to carry out investigations in a discreet manner but we had a DCI who was always in the press. He made a whole confusion about the DCI,” said Gachagua.
“We want a professional DCI who will not spend his time on drama, on the press and will investigate cases properly get evidence, take them to court and get a conviction. The details of the investigation should also be known by the press from the charge sheet on the date the plea is being taken.”