Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has recruited 141 officers in a bid to boost its war against crime in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday at the DCI academy in Nairobi, Deputy Director Mr Joseph Ashimala said the move was taken due to the increasing wave of crime in the country which at times go unattended to by detectives.
Ashimala said the recruits will work in various departments as crime investigators, forensic science experts, potential crime intelligence collectors, and analysts.
He added that DCI has a plan of strengthening crime management and establishing a system which will boost their operations.
The Deputy Director advised the officers to remain disciplined and to carry out their duties with integrity.
“You have a huge responsibility of fairly executing your duties, as you ensure that you uphold integrity,” Ashimala said.
The officers who were mainly drawn from Kenya Police and Administration Police Service will undergo a six-month conversion training at the DCI Academy in South C, Nairobi.
Early this year (January) 600 officers were also selected from Kenya Police and Administration to join the DCI.