Civilian in Kitui builds Police Post for cops who have been operating under tree

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 16:46 | 2 mins read
A photo grid of Regina Mathuva handing over the keys of the newly built police station to the area chief: PHOTO/COURTESY

A nurse based in Mwingi, Kitui County has showcased a rare act of generosity by constructing a new permanent police station for officers operating at Ngaaie police post.

The officers have been initially operating under a tree, and Regina Mathuva who currently runs a private clinic “NEEMA NURSING HOME” in Mwingi has decided to rescue them from the dust, rain and sometimes scorching sunshine.

Mathuva who resides in Mwingi town said that she was moved by the dilapidation state which the officers were operating opting her to sought permission from Kyuso Sub County Police Commander to construct the building.

she says the newly built offices and police cells have cost Mathuva ksh1.5 million to plant a permanent post.

How did she know of the dilapidated condition?

“When I visited the station n seeking assistance, I was surprised to see the officers serving the public under a tree or inside their houses. It started raining heavily when we were under the tree while seeking assistance. I was disturbed and swore to make a change by building them a police post,” Mathuva said.

She added; “I was advised by the OCS Kyuso to write a letter to the OCPD Kyuso explaining my intentions to build a shed for them, which I did and was granted permission to build this structure following a sketch from the corporal who was an officer in charge of the post.”

Ngaaie Location Chief, Muthami Kitheka, said the newly constructed structure will help in improving security in the area market, which has been improving since the police officers were deployed in the area.

In an interview with K24 Digital, Kyuso Sub County Police Commander Beatrice Nduku Kigalu thanked the nurse for her kindness towards the police, urging members of the public to utilize the premises to improve security in the area.

“I thank Neema Nursing Home for their good thought to build us a police post. We all know when services are taken closer to the public, service delivery becomes efficient,” Kigalu said.