George Kinoti DCI Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth

George Maingi Kinoti is a tough and experienced Kenyan detective, security expert, crime-buster, and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kenya. He was appointed to serve in the position by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 5 January 2018 after the retirement of former director Ndegwa Muhoro. Before his appointment, he was the national police spokesman at the office of the inspector general of police.

Age and Birth.

George Kinoti was born in 1967 at North Imenti Constituency of Meru County. He grew up in the slums of Meru town under the care of his mother, (a single mother). He has six siblings and his father abandoned the family long ago when he was young. However, Kinoti met his father when he was 30 years and they reconciled.

George Kinoti DCI.
George Kinoti, Director Of Criminal Investigations at a past Briefing. photo/courtesy

George Kinoti DCI Education.

After successfully completing his primary education, Kinoti Joined St Pius X Seminary In Nkubu-Meru. During his days at the minor seminary, he had wanted to become a priest. When he finally did his O-level Examination, he topped in his class, which secured him a position at one of the senior high schools in Kenya. He however rejected the opportunity and chose to join Kanyakine high school which was not too far from the seminary.

At the high school, Kinoti showed an exemplary performance and within a short period, he was appointed as the school captain. Kinoti passed his A-levels examination and was admitted to Egerton University to study for a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

He graduated from Egerton in 1992 having undergone paramilitary training at the national youth service which was mandatory for new students. He later pursued a master’s degree in security management and graduated from Egerton University.

Marriage and Personal Life.

Kinoti is married to one wife and together they have three children. However, due to his position in government, he prefers to keep his personal life confidential.

George Kinoti DCI Wealth.

George Kinoti has not publicly declared his wealth due to personal reasons and confidentiality. However, we are following up and details shall be updated as soon as reliable information is sourced.

Road to DCI.

Kinoti initially wanted to be a priest and was not interested in university education. However, the then bishop of Meru diocese, Silas Njiru seems to have discovered a better calling for Kinoti, which he once revealed how it came to be.

Instead of encouraging his quest for the priesthood, the Bishop asked the administrator at the Jesuit Institute to take Kinoti to the National Youth Service camp in Gilgil and hand him over to the commandant. That is how his priesthood dream ended.

His revolution and the turning point came when he was at the University and Gilgil NYS Training Camp. It was his many encounters with the police and the negative stories he heard about policing that sparked in him a desire to join the National Police Service. He contemplated that perhaps he could make a difference and bring sanity to the police sector.

DCI George Kinoti With President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past state event | photo/courtesy.

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Kinoti told the Bishop about his new desire and he turned out to be very supportive of his ambitions. Njiru, (the bishop) wrote to police commissioner Philip Kilonzo to introduce Kinoti to the police training and finally, Kinoti was admitted for police training at Kiganjo.