Noordin Haji has taken the oath of office as the new Director General of the National Intelligence Service (NIS).

This follows the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee of Parliament's seal of approval to his nomination

Haji, who currently serves as the Director of Public Prosecutions, will take up this crucial position in the coming days, succeeding Philip Kameru, who is set to retire after holding the helm of the NIS since September 2014.

President William Ruto officially nominated Haji for the esteemed role on May 16, 2023, in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the National Intelligence Service Act.

The selection of Haji reflects his outstanding track record and deep expertise in matters of national security.

Prior to his appointment as the Director of Public Prosecutions, Haji demonstrated his commitment to safeguarding the nation by serving as the Deputy Director of the Counter Organised Crime Unit within the NIS.

As he assumes this significant position, there is anticipation that Haji will build upon the achievements of his predecessor and guide the NIS towards further excellence in safeguarding the nation's security.

With the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee's approval, all attention now rests on Noordin Haji, who steps into this important role with great responsibility and the trust of the nation.

The Director General of the NIS plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation.

Responsibilities include overseeing intelligence gathering and analysis, counterterrorism efforts, and providing crucial information to policymakers.