The Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Amin Mohamed has reorganized the Anti-Counterfeit and Contrabands Goods Police Unit assembled by his predecessor George Kinoti in 2018.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Amin clarified noting, “I can confirm that we have not disbanded, we are reorganising to enhance efficiency.”
However, he did not confirm or deny transferring the bosses and did not divulge more information on the same.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, November 22.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
Kenyans.co.ke Earlier, reports had alleged that Amin had disbanded the Unit located in Parklands and transferred all its senior commanders.
Reports further indicated that the unit boss Chief Inspector Nathan Njoroge was moved to the Tabaka DCI office in Mandera.
Another officer, Jacob Kathurima was moved to DCI Turkana South. Additionally, at least 37 officers in the unit were affected by the changes.
Notably, the unit was in charge of dealing with counterfeit goods that unknowingly found their way into the country.
Furthermore, the unit was created to hinder the importation of counterfeit goods and worked with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) to get rid of contraband goods.
It was reportedly formed when allegations of counterfeit and contaminated sugar were high in the country. Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in liaison with Kinoti vowed to apprehend the culprits.
The changes came after Acting Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow ordered the disbandment of the Special Service Unit (SSU) on October Saturday 15.
“All officers serving in the disbanded unit have been recalled to DCI headquarters for further instructions,” read part of the statement.
A photo of Noor Gabow, Acting Inspector General of Police during a past address.