The unit was formed as a result of way forward in 2001 through the directives of the DCI.

Functions.

  • Center for co-ordination of any complaints from members of the public
  • Crime verification –receiving and recording of crime reports and prepares and handles over the complaints to legal unit and DPP for perusal and advice.
  • Liaise with NPS and other stakeholders in crime prevention e.g. Whistle blowers
  • Making public complains concerning the conduct of Government officials on wrong doing against society or reporting of misconduct of officers within the National Police Service.
  • Investigate serious complaints.
  • Coordinate all investigations of public complaints done by RCIOs and CCIOs.
  • Foster and promote relationship with the broader society.
  • Comply with the constitutional standards of Human Rights.
  • Prevent corruption, promote and practice transparency and accountability.
  • Strive for the highest standards of professionalism and discipline among the officers.
  • Handover the complaints to legal unit and DPP for perusal and advice
  • Liaising with Internal Affair Unit, IPOA, the DPP on matters of complaint against police.
  • Any member of public may report at any time within the working hours at DCI’s officers.
  • Those not satisfied with the outcome of the cases at the station level may report at the DCI’s Complaints office.

Stolen Motor Vehicles

The department maintains an international centralized database system  with details of all Motor Vehicle that have been stolen. The Database provides extensive identification details on approximately 7.2 million vehicles reported stolen around the world. In 2012, more than 93,000 stolen motor vehicles were identified using the database.Before  purchasing a Motor  vehicle you need  to verify if  its a stolenen one.


OBJECTIVES

Land Fraud Unit under Investigation Branch of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations deals with fraud matters regarding land, to establish if genuinely acquired or through fraud.

ACTIVITY T OR FUNCTION
•    Dispute of boundaries
•    Removal of beacons
•    Cases of trespass
•    Denied access to property

Land fraud cases are formally reported to the Public Complaints. The complainant is advised accordingly and if they find the complaint warrants investigations, the complainant is referred to land fraud with a referral form.  The Unit takes up the case or gives advice accordingly.

ASSISTANCE / CO-OPERATION
The unit requires assistance from members of the public to identifying cartels, fraudsters and conmen through, volunteering information that may lead to arrest of these fraudsters by recording statement, anonymous letters, telephone calls or some time visit the office to give such information.

MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC
Before buying land from anyone establish the following: -
•    That the land does exist
•    That the person selling the land is the owner 
•    That the land does not have any incumbency or attached to a bank
•    That there is no dispute whatsoever.

NB:-The potential buyer must carry out due diligence before executing a sale agreement and before parting with any monies towards the purchase. The buyer can engage a Lawyer to do the transaction on behalf of the two parties in case of a dispute.


Forensic Document Examination (FDE), as part of Forensic Services has its main laboratory located at the DCI headquarters-Nairobi. The laboratory provides National Forensic Document Examination Services to all geographical regions of the National Police Service, and  other government agencies within the republic as well as private companies and individuals.

The Forensic documents examination laboratory was established in 1960  where it was situated at the former CID Headquarters, the present Nairobi area Police under the leadership of Mr. Thompson.

The first African head of the Section was Mr. Wamalwa.

FUNCTIONS

Provide scientific support, analysis and evidence in all matters involving documents in both criminal and civil cases in the republic. 

This includes forensic evidence related to:-

  • Analysis of handwriting and signatures
  • Analysis of stamp and seal impressions
  • Analysis of prints and printing processes
  • Detection of erasures alteration and obliteration
  • Examination of counterfeit currencies
  • Analysis of passports, visa and other travelling documents
  • Analysis of ink and paper
  • Giving expert opinions in courts

Message to public
When you feel that you have a fake document first report to the nearest police station and be advised where to take the documents for examination or write to the director of Directorate of Criminal Investigations and attach those documents.


E-Police Clearance Certificate Application (Adult)

For application of Police Clearance Certificate:

  1. Read the instructions carefully then fill the application form.
  2. Select the mode of payment and pay for the police Clearance.
  3. Download and print two (2) copies of your invoice, and one copy of your C24 on both sides On an A4 paper
  4. Present the C24 and invoices with an original National ID for adults and Original Birth Certificate for minors, to the DIRECTORATE OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS HEADQUARTERS for fingerprint recording and processing

During the submission you need the following:

  1. Downloaded TWO (2) copies of the invoice and ONE(1) copy of the C24 printed on Both sides of a C24.
  2. Applicant in Person.
  3. Original ID card and its Photocopy or Birth Certificate & its copy for those under 18 years.
  4. Must allow his/her fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed fingerprint form C24.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR KENYAN CHILD UNDER 18 YEARS WILL MAKE APPLICATION THROUGH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN ECITIZEN ACCOUNT

FOREIGN CITIZEN (Relocated to other countries) ALL AGES

Must present him/herself with a certified copy of his country’s passport with documentary prove that he /she ever resided in Kenya for 6 months or more.
Must pay Kshs.1000.00 or its equivalent and obtain the official receipt from our foreign mission or submit the cheque payable to Director of Criminal Investigation at Nairobi-Kenya.
Must allow his/her fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed form at the nearest Police Station in the present country of residence.
The application consisting of original payment receipt or cheque, certified copy of passport, document of prove of resident in Kenya and fingerprints must be forwarded officially with a  covering letter from the official fingerprinting agency or Kenyan mission to DCI Headquarters Nairobi-Kenya through post or  runner.

FOREIGN CITIZEN (alien in Kenya) ALL AGES

Must present him/herself with original and copy of his country’s passport with documentary prove that he /she has been a resident in Kenya for 6 months or more. Document from his/her employer or training institution in case of expatriate, Valid work Permits, or Dependants passes. Students will have to produce pupils passes accompanied with relevant testimonials and/or certificate proving the completion of the course, amongst others are relevant documents.
Must pay Kshs.1000.00 and obtain the official receipt from cashier at DCI Headquarters Nairobi.
Must allow his/her fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded on a prescribed form (C24 or P20) at the DCI Headquarters Nairobi.

FOREIGN CITIZEN (refugee in Kenya) ALL AGES

Must present him/herself with original and copy of UNHCR valid mandate letters. Movement pass from transit centre or refugee camps is also mandatory.  Recommendations from other government or non-governmental organizations are not accepted.
Must pay Kshs.1000.00 and obtain the official receipt from cashier at DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road in Nairobi.
Those in other areas should be advised to apply in Nairobi where all competent authorities are stationed to verify above documents.
Must allow his/her fingerprints and palm prints to be recorded

Directorate of Criminal Investigations,
Criminal Records Office,
Mazingira House, Kiambu Road,
P.O. BOX 30460 – 00100, Nairobi.
Telephone: 020-7202000,020- 3343312
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