After being chosen by President William Ruto on Saturday, October 15, Amin Mohamed Ibrahim, the new director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), has been sworn in.
On Wednesday at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Martha Koome administered Amin’s oath of office.
Amin entered the stage shortly after taking the oath to make a brief address in which he made a commitment to serve with honesty and professionalism while abiding by Kenya’s Constitution.
“This is a new chapter for the DCI and I want to promise the president and the people of Kenya that I will not let you down. I am ready for the task and ready to lead the DCI to deal with the challenges of our time,” he said.
Amin added that he will seek to oversee the criminal justice system and lessen crimes like graft and money laundering.
In order to accomplish his objectives within the constraints of other security agencies’ missions, he pledged to cooperate with them.
“We shall try as much as possible to work in collaboration with other security agencies such as the EAC, KPS, APS and other actors of the criminal justice system including the ODPP, Judiciary amongst others for purposes of serving Kenyans without prejudice,” he said.
“We shall tackle the temporary challenges facing the country including terrorism, narcotics, human trafficking, cybercrime, money laundering, corruption to the extent that our mandate allows.”
Amin made his personal phone numbers available for the public to contact him easily in the interest of transparency and responsibility to the public.