Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday received the international police association (IPA) award at City Hall.
The governor has been recognized for supporting the IPA in matters of compliance and enforcement and environmental conservation.
Upon receiving the award, the governor stated “ we have rehabilitated many criminals by giving them guidance and the income to provide for themselves and their families.
We are thus playing our role to make Nairobi safe, and the city of choice to invest, work and live in.”
An official from the police association praised Sonko for his good deeds and thanked him for his support. “You have done a lot in this city. We have seen you in areas where the government cannot reach where you have reached,” the official said.
Sonko disclosed that the county government has had dialogue with organizations like the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, on ensuring the city remains secure.
“At the local level, we collaborate well with the County Security Committee. This partnership has helped to contain petty crimes like street mugging and snatching of valuables,” Sonko added.
A former criminal gang known as KombGreen based in Korogocho that now does environmental clean ups has attributed their transformation to governor Sonko.
The group leader Fredrick Okinda said that Nairobi County has supported them tremendously by giving them work so that they earn and quit crime.
Many other former criminals in the city have backed the same sentiments
Besides enforcement, Governor Sonko has supported the association through environmental projects in planting trees and beautifying the city.
International police association is a community of serving and retired police officers who are dedicated to bringing transformation in the community.
According to the police official Sonko was selected as Kenyan good deed ambassador for the next three years.
Sonko’s fans on social media have congratulated the governor in his humanitarian deeds.