Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was given an honorary International Police Association (IPA) membership and award.

Sonko received the prestigious membership given to him by IPA President Mr Osur for his role in fighting crime in Nairobi and reforming criminals.

The Chairman of the International Police Association Kenya Chapter, Alfred Otieno, who presided over the ceremony, hailed Sonko for his role in combating crime by supporting reformed criminals in Nairobi.

He pointed out that Sonko’s administration has rehabilitated hundreds of former criminals by giving them guidance and the income-generating activities to provide for themselves.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko an honorary award Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko an honorary award

Illegal Guns

My County Government works closely with the police on matters of compliance and enforcement, including under the Nairobi Regeneration Programme,” said Sonko.

He urged the police to take firm action against individuals who fail to surrender illegally held firearms to help combat crime in the country.

The National Government has just completed the vetting of civilian gun holders and has found that more than 4,000 people are irregularly holding firearms," Sonko stated.

"I urge the police to take stern action against anyone who refuses to obey the directive to surrender all illegally held guns,” he continued.

Fighting crime

The Chairman of the International Police Association Kenya Chapter, Alfred Otieno, who presided over the ceremony, praised Sonko for his role in fighting crime by supporting reformed criminals in Nairobi.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko an honorary award Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko an honorary award

The International Police Association (IPA) is the largest organisation for police officers in the world, founded by British sergeant Arthur Troop. 

The association has 72 national sections and over 360,000 members and associate members.