Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti came into office with a promise that there will be no sacred cows under his tenure. Given his track record so far, Kenyans on Twitter say he is slowly but surely keeping his word.
Using #KeepGoingKinoti, netizens have heaped praises on the 50-year-old security management masters degree holder (Egerton University).
Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Mr George Kinoti.
- He was brought up by a single mother in the slums of Meru town after his father abandoned the family, which consisted of him and his six siblings. He met his father again when he turned 30 years.
- Mr Kinoti’s dream as a little boy was to become a Catholic priest. He is a practising Catholic and walks around with a rosary that he has owned for 30 years.
- He once escaped death by a whisker when he confronted five car jackers along Jogoo Road. The criminals pumped 28 bullets in his body but he managed to survive. His bones were shattered in the altercation, forcing him to have metal plates implanted in his legs.
- In a show of sheer bravery, Kinoti once wrote his resignation letter in a huff and attached a cheque to it after he was transferred from CID headquarters to Migori in what appeared to be retribution by former Commissioner of Police Mohammed Hussein Ali.
- He uses three words to describe his character; Honest, God-fearing and no-nonsense.