Government To Build Modern Houses For Central Police Officers


The government will now put up modern housing units for police officers at Nairobi’s Central Police Station whose makeshift structures were destroyed by fire last week.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i says the construction will move simultaneously with the government’s mega project of constructing over 20,000 units for police officers countrywide.

Matiang’i spoke after undertaking a visit to the station to assess the extent of the damage.

The cause of the Friday morning inferno remains unknown with over 50 officers attached to Central police station in Nairobi left homeless after their semi permanent structures were burned down.

Matiang’i says the government has already finalized plans to build modern houses for the officers as soon as possible.

Speaking after visiting the scene of Friday’s fire, Matiang’i reiterated the government’s commitment of ensuring proper housing to all police officers in the country.

The government will in the meantime find an alternative accommodation for the affected officers.

The officers lost their personal belongings in the fire incident are yet to come to terms with their loss amid calls for humanitarian assistance.

The national Disaster Management Unit had on Friday and Saturday set up camp at central police station to receive relief supplies urging the public to come to the aid of the officers.

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