Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicles)
||Handing Over Ceremony of The Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicles
||18th August 2016
||Kenya Police Headquarters (Harambee Avenue, Nairobi)
||The Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicles
||USD 450,122 (Approx. 43.0 Million Kshs)
- H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa - Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Mr. Joel Kitili, Deputy Inspector General of Kenya Police Service
- Officials from Kenya Police Service
- Representatives of Suzuki, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Yamaha
||The Handing Over Ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicles” was held at the Kenya Police Headquarters, Nairobi and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
Kenya Police Service received a grant of 450,122 US Dollars (Approximately 43.0 million Kshs) to maintain and improve the public safety in Nairobi through strengthening the capacity of the Kenya Police Service. For this project, 13 saloon vehicles (Suzuki and Toyota), 2 sport utility vehicles (SUV; Mitsubishi) and 2 motorcycles (Yamaha) were purchased through the grant. All vehicles are brand new Japanese vehicles and will be deployed in Nairobi City County.
During the ceremony, Mr. Kitili, Deputy Inspector General appreciated the assistance that was given by the Japanese Government and assured that the Kenya Police Service is ready to provide security during the “6th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI)” which will be held on 27th-28th August 2016. He also expressed that “The 15 vehicles and 2 motorcycles will be used in Nairobi to enhance our police operation.”
Ambassador Uesawa stated that the brand new Japanese vehicles will not replace the role of the Kenya Police Service, but it will enable them to do their work more efficiently. He also reminded the Kenya Police Service that the vehicles should be taken good care of, so that they can be employed to safeguard the safety and security of citizens for a long time to come.
In closing his remarks, he wished the people happiness and prosperity.