This is after interviews for 12 applicants seeking to succeed retired DIG Edward Mbugua concluded on Tuesday.
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC)interviewed the candidates most whom are seasoned police officers with years of experience in the service within and outside the country.
NPSC Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia said Tuesday that the commission will be looking for a highly competent individual with the ability to lead over 75,000 officers in regular police.
Following the completion of the exercise, the Kinuthia-led commission forwarded the names of three top candidates to President William Ruto for consideration.
The 12 candidates were shortlisted from a pool of 30 applicants.
Those interviewed include; former Police Spokesperson and current Kiganjo Police College Commandant Bruno Shioso, General Service Unit (GSU) Commandant Douglas Kanja, Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) Director Birech David Kipkosgei and Eastern Region Police Commander Bunei Rono.
Othes are Nyale Munga Gideon, Odera Tom Mboya, Makokha Vincent Kinas, Kabogo Jacinta Muthoni, Kiplagat Maurice Kipkoech, Kuraru Rosemary Sipatan, Mwatsefu Abdallah Komesha and Lamet Judy Jebet.
Abdalla Komesha has been holding the position in an acting capacity since March 22.
The National Police Service which is headed by Inspector General Japheth Koome has two deputies, one in charge of the Kenya [Regular] Police Service and the other in charge of the Administration Police.