Twelve candidates have been shortlisted for interviews to head the Criminal Investigations Department.
The current holder of the position Ndegwa Muhoro who is among four nominees inching closer to become Kenya's first deputy Inspector General of Police is top on the list.
Sources told Capital FM News that interviews for the post will be conducted between December 3 and 6 by the National Police Service Commission.
"Only 12 police officers were shortlisted for interviews out of 33 who had applied," the source said.
Muhoro will be battling it out with deputy police commissioner Francis Okonya, former Coast PPO Kingori Mwangi, head of investigations at CID headquarters Mohamed Amin and deputy director of CID Gideon Kimilu among others.
Others are the head of Interpol at CID headquarters Mary Kaol, former head of the Anti-terrorism unit Mathew Kabetu, head of personnel at CID headquarters Tom Omani, director of logistics at police headquarters Silas Mc Opiyo, head of legal division CID headquarters Stanley Cheruiyot, head of CID training school Peter Muinde and head of senior police training college Patrick Obimo.
Muhoro is ranked top among three candidates who have been nominated to be the first deputy inspector general of the regular police.
The Chairman of the National Police Service Commission Johnston Kavuludi says he will ensure Kenyans get a new director of CID by the end of next month.
"We will expedite the process because we understand the need to reform the security agencies in this country," Kavuludi said.