DCI boss George Kinoti is not just your random Police boss. He is the man whose ethical values are unshakable even in the face of death.
Star Editors unanimously voted Kinoti and DPP Noordin Haji as the 2018 Persons of the Year for their courage and commitment to fighting corruption.
Here are things you did not know about Kinoti:
1.Walks with a rosary wherever he goes
He walks around with a rosary in his pocket, one he has kept for more than 30 years — it was blessed by Pope John Paul II. He prays several times a day and never undertakes any mission, large or small, without seeking divine help.
2.He grew up in the slums of Meru town
3.He wanted to be a priest
In a recent interview with the Star Kinoti says,
“My childhood vocation was to be a priest. I was brought up by a single mother, a very religious person. She used to teach us that we should not worry about where our next meal would come from,”
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4. He has 35 bullet wounds
28 are from a shooting incident on Jogoo road while the other are from a different incident
5.Kinoti suffered from malnutrition
The DCI boss suffered from malnutrition and a bone ailment, hence spent time at Nkubu Consolata Hospital during his childhood.
6.He had already made plans to leave for Italy to train as a Jesuit.
A Jesuit is a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola, St Francis Xavier, and others in 1534, to do missionary work.