The International Police Association (IPA) on Wednesday awarded Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with honorary membership and award.
The first term county boss was recognized for the role he has played in transforming criminals in Nairobi since he was elected into office.
The governor has provided the rehabilitated criminals with income generating activities to enable them to take care of their families, as well as themselves.
The county boss, who has been on the forefront in charity-related projects, said he is impressed with the award.
He thanked his family, friends, and officials from the county government of Nairobi, for the support they have offered him since he started working to transform the lives of local residents.
He also pledged to continue with his good work as long as he remains in power.
“It is a great privilege for me to receive this honorary International Police Association membership. My county government works closely with the police on matters of compliance and enforcement, including under the Nairobi Regeneration Programme,” said Sonko as quoted by Standard.
Sonko urged other leaders to support him in the course of transforming lives of city locals including criminals.
IPA Kenya chairperson Alfred Otieno applauded Sonko for supporting reformed criminals by giving them jobs, and hence reducing crime rates in the city.