The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has won a lucrative post in the International Criminal Police Organization popularly known as the Interpol.
DCI Kinoti was elected into the executive committee of the international police unit on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
The DCI boss will now represent Africa in the global intergovernmental organization that brings together 195 member states.
Kinoti welcomed the election and promised to continue working together with other countries to ensure safety of citizens.
He noted that collaboration with other countries has played a significant role in fighting terrorism in Kenya and other African countries.
“The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered so far across the world as a result of cooperation and information sharing between our different countries and security agencies,” the DCI boss stated.
Kinoti noted that his election was successful due to the country’s great performance in managing security related crimes including, organised crime, cybercrime, counter-terrorism, and transnational crimes.
“It is also a vote of confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at the global stage, on the manner that we have continued to discharge our mandate in the recent past. DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa as well as the Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror-related operations within the region are coordinated,” DCI wrote on their official twitter page.
Kinoti’s appointment comes a day after the High Court rejected his application to Suspend the four-month jail term over contempt of court.
Attorney General Kihara Kariuki filed an application to suspend the sentence and imminent arrest of the DCI boss pending hearing and determination of the case.
However, Justice Anthony Mrima argued that the AG’s application was filed a day before the end of the seven-day window granted for Kinoti to surrender to Kamiti Maximum Prison.
Kinoti was found guilty for contempt of court on November 18 this year when Justice Mrima handed him a four-month jail term at Kamiti Maximum Prison for failing to return firearms obtained from businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s home in 2017.