Meet John Kimani The Man Behind Thrilling DCI Social Media Updates
If you are not following the DCI pages on both Facebook and Twitter handles, then you are missing a lot from John Kimani the man who has been hailed by international media for his novel like creative writings.
John Kimani has attracted the attention of international media and has been recognized by the Washington Post for his “Shakespearean” style of bringing out hair-raising tweets for the twitter accounts of Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
In recent months, the directorate’s Twitter account has become some of the most titillating reading in Kenya. The DCI director, George Kinoti, was blunt about why.
“For a very long time in Kenya, police have been thought of as killers. See a policeman? You run. Nothing good could come of it,” he said. “If we want the public’s confidence, we have to show them we are not all like that — we do work for them.”
It is no secret that most Kenyans enjoy reading DCI Tweets not only because they want to get up to speed with the happenings in the security sector but also to enjoy the writing prowess behind the tweets.
John Kiman, 29 is the man who keeps you glued to his novel like writings on the twitter Facebook page thanks to his creative writing skills.
During his free time, he bolsters his vocabulary by listening to other favorite orators, such as the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“Kenyans from top to bottom have embraced Twitter as their source of information,” said Kimani, who once dreamed of becoming a journalist but ended up a police constable.
“What I’ve learned is that people want thrills. You must feed your followers. That’s how the word gets out.” Kimani told Washington Post.
Here is a sample of his writings in part.
…..His efforts were however no match to our detectives’ proficiency since they responded swiftly, killing the suspect on the spot and the rider managing to escape by the skin of his teeth leaving the motorcycle behind. Detectives are however in hot pursuit of the rider……
In another post he wrote.
Relentless efforts by detectives to trace and rescue 38-year-old Caroline Wanjiku Maina, who was reported to have been abducted by unknown persons one week ago, flicked a despondent note yesterday when her body was traced to Kajiado hospital mortuary.
In the February 13 report at Muthangari Police Station, Wanjiku’s Toyota Axio car was found abandoned in Nairobi’s Kawangware area near Gatina Primary School, a day after she went missing.
The case was then taken over by DCI Nairobi Area Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) working alongside Dagoretti-based detectives, who immediately swung into action arresting four suspects; Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samwel Okoth Adinda, Stevenson Oduor Ouma and Mercy Gitiri Mongo.
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