On Thursday 5th September 2019, Kilimani Police Station Redevelopment Project (KPSR) under the KEPSA Foundation, hosted a cocktail fundraising event at the Radisson Blu for Corporates with the aim of raising funds towards the police project.
KPSR is a partnership between the Kilimani Project and KEPSA Foundation, the National Police Service, The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Nairobi City County Government. As the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) of its kind in the history of the Police force, the project envisions the transformation of the Kilimani Police Station to a model police station with modern facilities that will serve as the main police station and be a flagship project that will be replicated to other counties.
The event brought together corporates from within Kilimani area and without who are interested in supporting the venture. Among the major corporates present, EABL alongside Coca Cola, Mars & Wrigley, Safaricom Ltd and Unilever committed to be on board and were happy to work together as part of the steering committee.
In his remarks, the Chair of KPSR, Arch. Lee Karuri gave an overview of the project and the progress so far and invited all present to partner with the project first as individuals and secondly as organizations. He encouraged all to see the police as friends because they are part of the society and deserve to be treated with dignity like every other person. Arch. Karuri concluded by urging all to prioritize supporting the KPSR project and be ambassadors and friends of the National Police Service.
The National Police Service, represented by the Nairobi Region Personnel Police Commander, Mr. Ranson Lolmodoni and the Kilimani Sub-County Police Commander Mr. Lucas Ogaro, expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for the synergy to transform the police in partnership with the National police. They appreciated the gesture and committed to working together with the community to see the success of the project.
In line with the theme “Investing in Community Security and the Police Welfare.” The project also aims to build a harmonious relationship between the police service and the community by investing in their well-being through improved living and working conditions.
KPRS being a PPP called upon the corporates and all other people of goodwill to partner in the project by providing resources with an aim of actualizing the vision.