How To Be a DCI In Kenya

The Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department, now referred to as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, is a department of the National Police Service responsible for the investigation. The current head is Mr George Kinoti It is referred to by the initials DCI. It is headed by a Director who reports to the Inspector General of Police and is divided into subdepartments.

How To Be a DCI In Kenya

Joining/ becoming the Directorate of Criminal Investigations is so simple as long as you pass the following conditions:

1. Minimum grade of C in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

2. Have no criminal records.

3. Have a National Identity Card.

4. Must be a degree holder of either pure science, social sciences or applied sciences.

5. Must have tested or proven the passion in investigations.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) mainly deals with:

1. Collecting and providing criminal intelligence.

2. Investigating serious crimes such as murder cases, human trafficking, money laundering, narcotic crimes, terrorism, piracy, economic crimes, homicides, cybercrimes, organized crimes, and others.

3. Detect and prevent crimes.

 Carry out forensic analysis.

5. Coordinate the country’s Interpol Affairs.

6. Maintain law and order.

7. Apprehend law offenders

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has various ranks such as;

a. Deputy Inspector General-who has the same role as Brigadier General in the Kenya Defense Force(KDF).

b. Senior Assistant Inspector General plays the same role as Colonel in the Kenya Defense Force.

c. Assistant Inspector General equivalent to the Lieutenant Colonel in the Kenya Defense Force(KDF).

DCI’s salary in Kenya is an average of Ksh 70,000 per month. They also benefit from allowances.