On Wednesday, November 23, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced that two elite task forces are being formed to combat crime.
DCI is now in the midst of assembling a strong team of sharpshooters comprised of members of the GSU and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU).
These elite squads will be strategically placed all around the nation to deal with certain types of criminal activity.
“It’s a typical reorganization of the services, but special units have particular obligations,” Amin said.
Amin Mohammed, the new head of the DCI, has ordered the formation of the units.
Amin asked the Administration and Police Service Deputy Inspector General to choose the top 50 applicants from both GSU and ASTU.
Potential applicants’ names will be sent to the appropriate units’ headquarters for further review.
Amin emphasized, “The units are not designed to destroy but to protect, that is what the police do.
Officers on Amin’s shortlist shouldn’t be beyond the age of 40 and shouldn’t have a record of misconduct.
Candidates must also have served for at least five years in their respective units before being considered for membership in the elite unit.
Both new specialized units were formed shortly after the demise of the Special Service Unit (SSU) and the Anti-Counterfeit Unit (ACU), respectively.
Former DCI head George Kinoti was instrumental in establishing both the SSU and the ACU.
After it was discovered that members of the Special Service Unit were involved in the kidnapping and disappearance of two Indian nationals working for President William Ruto’s campaign, the Special Service Unit was abolished in October 2022.