Amin Mohamed Ibrahim was on 14th October 2022 gazetted as the new Director of Criminal Investigation after he was appointed by President William Ruto. Amin was was later vetted and approved to succeed former DCI boss George Kinoti. George Kinoti who served the role since 2018 resigned from the post earlier September after President William Ruto took over the country from his predecessor former president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Amin Ibrahim was among 10 candidates shortlisted from over 220 applicants who expressed their interest in taking over from Kinoti. Kinoti resigned after pressure from the current Government. During pre-campaign and campaign season, he was largely accused by Kenya Kwanza team of using his position to intimidate them in conjunction with KRA. He was allegedly accused of collaborating with the government to push its Agenda.
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 30 of the National Police Service Act, 2011, I, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces appoint AMIN MOHAMED IBRAHIM to be the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI),” reads a gazette notice dated October 14.
The new DCI boss was serving as Director of internal affairs unit at the National police service (NPSC).
Speaking to media earlier said he is confidence that he will pass the vetting process. “My expectations is that I will be the next DCI boss,” Amin told journalists after he was vetted. He also promised to serve without bias to push the government’s ideology and streamline the directorate.
More information about the new DCI boss will be updated soon.
Lt. Colonel Damaris Agnetta is a Kenyan military officer serving the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) the Kenya Army division. Lt Col Agnetta was appointed to deputize president William Ruto’s Aide-de-Camp Col. Fabian Lengusuranga on October 4 2022. They both replaced Timothy Lekolol former ADC and Rachael Nduta who served as deputy Aide-de-Camp. Rachael Nduta was appointed by former president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018 as the first ever woman as ADC. Rachael Nduta was later promoted from Lt Colonel to a full Colonel and reassigned to the Department of Defence (DoD). Damaris Agnetta has been serving as an artillery officer in the Kenya Army since she was commissioned in 2003. Former ADC Timothy Lekolol Stelu was also promoted from a Colonel to a Brigadier.
Lt. Col. Damaris Agnetta Profile as a service woman
Agnetta was was commissioned in 2003 and is a degree holder. She is a very experienced and disciplined military officer thus raising to a rank of a Lieutenant colonel. Agnetta is 4 ranks (Colonel, Brigadier, Lieutenant General, Major General) down to becoming General. The general is the highest rank in the Kenya army and commands the KDF. There can only one General at any given time. The current military General is Robert Kabochi. To become an ADC one must be in the rank of a Lieutenant colonel or a full Colonel and above. Agnetta becomes the second woman deputy ADC.
An ADC is a highly-trained senior military officer, who is required to be part of the president’s itinerary at all times. Most of his tasks is ceremonial as serves as an aide VVIP to the head of state.
“An ADC is a highly-trained senior military officer, who is required to be part of the president’s itinerary at all times.” Colonel Esther Wanjiku KDF spokes person
On 5th October 2022 was spotted with a new Aide-de-Camp at Nyeri where he attended D.P Rigathi Gachagua elder brother’s burial who died last week. Colonel Lengusuranga will now serve president William Ruto as his Aide-de-Camp and will be deputized by Lieutenant colonel Damaris Agnetta from Kenya Army.
Col. Lengusuranga who is also from Kenya Army replaced former President Uhuru Kenyatta Aide-de-Camp Brigadier Timothy Stelu Lekolol from Kenya Navy who has been deployed to Department of Defence (DoD). His deputy Lt. Col. Damaris Agnetta replaced Rachael Nduta Kamui who has been promoted to full Colonel and also deployed to Department of Defence DoD. Damaris Agnetta has been serving Kenya Army since she was commissioned in 2003 and has achieved alot in her service hence ranking to high.
Who Is Col. Fabian Lengusuranga?
Col Fabian was commissioned in 1999 and has been in Kenya Army service for the last 23 years. Lengusuranga is a very experienced military officer well decorated with ranks from junior to senior ranks.
The military officer is a martial arts expert and has trained in France, Israel and England. Fabian is married and have children although this information is yet to be made public
What is Aide-de-Camp and what is their role
The selection of Aide-de-Camps is in normal cases done after consultation with the National Defence Council. They can be selected from the 3 categories of Kenya Defense Forces (Kenya Army, Kenya Navy, Kenya Airforce). It is believed that the period in which the ADC will serve will depend on several issues, including age, but most of them serve in that capacity for three years.
Other key roles an ADC performs away from the obvious perceived standing behind the President and opening doors when the Head of State travels include detail leader, assistant detail leader, tactical commander, motorcade lead, advance lead, mobile agent, static agent and protective intelligence agent.
Were will continue to update this biography as we get information.
Ezekiel Machogu was appointed Education CS to replace outgoing Maghoha. The docket is the most active in Kenya. Education CS is very essential and in the country. This ensures smooth running of the education sector which was hugely affected by Corona virus pandemic for the last 2 years. The position has been virtual and has been previously been occupied by powerful politicians including Fred Matiangi, Maghoha and the Late prof. George Saitoti. Machogu is a Kenyan politician and former Nyaribari Masaba member of Parliament in Kisii county. Here is the profile of Ezekiel Machogu.
Ezekiel Machogu Education and Early life
Ezekiel Machogu’s tribe is a Kisii from the Abaghusii ethnic group. He was born in 1956 and is 66 years old (2022). Ezekiel Ombaki is a member of NAPK party since 2017. The politician attended his primary school (undefined) and later proceeded to Nduru secondary school in 1970-1973 and later in 1974 joined Agoro Sare high school for his A-Level certificate. He later joined Nairobi University in 1976 and acquired his Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1961- 1969 – primary school
1970-1973 – Nduru secondary school (O-Level Certificate)
1974-1975 – Agoro Sare High School (A-LEVEL certificate)
1976-1979 – University of Nairobi ( Bachelor of Arts BA)
Ezekiel Ombaki Career
Ezekiel has been successful in his career where he has served several offices. In 1976, he joined the office of the President then the Late president Daniel Moi as a District Officer (D.O) until 1997. In 1998 he served the same position until 2008 during the reign of the Late president Mwai Kibaki. In 2017 he was elected a member of parliament in his constituency Nyaribari Masaba in Kisii. Ezekiel is currently appointment as Cabinet Secretary in President William Ruto’s government. He will serve in the Ministry of Education which was previously held by George Maghoha.
After president William Ruto took over power from his predecessor H.E Uhuru Kenyatta 2 weeks ago, he has now on 27th September 2022 unveiled his cabinet secretaries. They will however be vetted by the parliament. Many Kenyans have been waiting for this day to know those who will bag the positions. His closest allies are among the top gainers while only Monica Juma who served the previous government was selected. The team is expected to steer the country forward to achieve President Ruto’s manifesto. Below is the full cabinet secretaries nominated by Ruto.
What happened to Raila’s face. Photos of former Prime minister Raila Odinga doing rounds on social media has revealed that he has a swollen face. In the photos, President Uhuru Kenyatta together with his son Jomo accompanied by James Orengo visited Odinga at his home after the supreme court upheld William Ruto victory. In the photo, they all can be seen having “fun” and smiling but Kenyans noted Odinga had a swollen face. Many purported that the leader might be ailing wishing him quick recovery. It is not yet clear what happened to him but it seems he has a flue (Homa). Uhuru Kenyatta visited the leader after the supreme court verdict. Uhuru was backing Raila Odinga for his presidency bid.
As at 12:40 PM 5th of September here is the proceedings.
As the supreme court of Kenya gives its verdict on the presidential election petitions tabled before them, the Court findings is that the petitioners including Azimia La Umoja and 8 others interested parties haven’t tabled enough evidence to convince the Court on how IEBC mishandled the election process. Further, the court identified that the was no middle man between Smartmatic and IEBC servers in data transmission as argued by the petitioners.
CJ Martha Koome: “We are not convinced the technology deployed by IEBC failed the standard of Article 86 of the constitution on integrity verifiability security and transparency”
The Supreme court as did not find anything out of Julie Soweto “Jose Carmago” evidence provided before it. Her evidence was about a man in the middle “Venezuelan” who was said to have interfered with form 34a transmission. CJ Martha Koome termed her evidence presentation as “hot air”
Voter suppression evidence.
The court further did not find any standing evidence on whether the 8 elections postponed in different parts of Kenya as voter suppression.
Melissa Ng’ania is a young female lawyer making headlines in Kenyan Law industry after her assignments in the presidential election petitions proceedings at the supreme court of Kenya. Melissa who is only 38 (2022) is a masters degree holder from Kenya school if law and currently the youngest counsel at the high court and the supreme of Kenya. Ng’ania is representing William Ruto in the supreme court’s election petition. Melissa Ng’ania became a talk of the town after she was spotted among President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legal team that was representing him in 2017 general Election petition against former prime minister Hon Raila Odinga.
Melissa Ng’ania background and early life.
Lawyer Melisa was born in 1980 and she is the last born in a family of 6. She was born in Mt. Elegon region Saboat community that borders Kenya and Uganda. She was raised in Kitale town, Trans Nzoia where she attended her primary school and later proceeded to Tororo High school base in Uganda where she did her “O” level. She later attended Makerere University and did a Bachelor of Law ( LLB). After returning to Kenya, She joined Kenya School of Law where she did her Master’s Degree. She was admitted to the bar on 2011. She has been practicing law for the last 12 years. Melissa has thrived in a male dominated industry. The lawyer replaced Kethi Kilonzo.
Ng’ania has work with eminent law firms in Kenya. In 2012 she joined Havi and Company Advocates. A lay firm founded and owned by former Law society of Kenya (LSK) Nelson Havi. She later partnered with Steve Wairegi to establish Wairegi and company associates. Her skills are as follows:-
Family and Networth
Melissa Ng’ania is married although her husband in not known to the public. The lawyer live a lavish life driving high end vehicles. She is estimated to be worth $250,000 ( Ksh 27M)
D.r Muthomi Thiankolu is a Kenyan Lawyer and a lecturer at The University of Nairobi. He is also a partner at Muthomi and Karanja Advocates Co. Ltd. His profession is in the public procurement, Constitution disputes, International law as well as Administrative Law. Muthomi Thiankolu holds a PhD, master and bachelor in law from various universities. Muthomi was born and raised in Meru region and is one of the best lawyers in Kenya. He is representing Kenya Kwanza and William Ruto in the supreme court of Kenya in a presidential election petition filed by Azimio La Umoja. Muthomi has also handled other cases in superior courts of Kenya and the East Africa Court Of Justice.
2008-2009 – Masters of Law ( LLM) University of Warwick UK. Distinction.
Undefined – Doctorate from the University of Nairobi
Work career and experience
September 2007 – April 2012. Mohammed Muigai Advocates Co. Muthomi worked as Head of legal consultancy and advisory department.
May 2012- Present. Muthomi and Karanja Advocates Co. Working as legal counsel presenting various superior cases.
Muthomi Thiankolu Family and Networth
Thiankolu is married with several kids ( not defined), He lives in one of the most prestigious estates in Nairobi and his Networth is not revealed to the public. Muthomi drives high end vehicles and has been practicing law for the last 15 years. He is 44 years old.
Julie Soweto Aulo popularly known as Julie Soweto is a Kenyan constitution lawyer, human rights defender and international law practitioner. She was born in Nyanza region by Luo parents and raised in Kisumu before relocating to Nairobi. The Lawyer is 44 Years old and has been practicing law for the last 22 years both in Kenya and South Africa. Julie is a true definition of an African bold woman who has strongly defended the rights of human kind. Lawyer Soweto is representing Kenya’s political coalition Azimio La Umoja lead by RT Prime minister Hon. Raila Odinga. The lawyer is representing Azimio La Umoja in a presidential election petition at the supreme court of Kenya. The petition is challenging Kenya Kwanza led by Deputy president William Ruto victory after the August 9th general Election. Julie’s eloquent and mastery in constitution is something to be admired by many Kenyans.
Julie was born in 1977 by Kenyan parents in Nyanza region of Kenya but later relocated to Nairobi. Her education life is as follows.
1991-1994 – Julie Aulo joined Kenya High school. This is a national school level located in Nairobi Kenya . She scored an A- in her national examination.
1996- 2000 – she joined University of Nairobi where she studied Bachelor of Law ( LLB )
2002 – Julie joined university of Pretoria where she furthered her studies and attained Master of Law ( LLM) in human rights and democratisation in Africa
Work Experience and Career.
The layer has attained alot of experience for the last 22 years of her career. She has tackled various national level cases both in South Africa and Kenya. This includes the 2017 and 2022 presidential election petitions among may others. Her career background is as follows:-
2003 Intern/ assistant to deputy commissioner. South African Human rights commission.
September 2003 – June 2004. Worked as a researcher cum Tutor. Centre for Human rights. University of Pretoria.
July 2004 – December 2004. Law clerk/ researcher to Justice Dikgang E. Moseneke, The constitutional court of South African.
November 2005- November 2017. JAB Orengo Advocates
December 2012- present. (Owns) Soweto and Co. Advocates in Nairobi.
Soweto Aulo is married to her husband who is currently not known to the public and they are blessed with kids (3).
The Law practitioner is estimated to be worth about $ 1.5M ( Approximately Ksh 170M) She prides presenting prominent businessmen and politicians in Kenya including Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga at the supreme court of Kenya. Her mastery and eloquent in the Kenya constitution is something to admire.