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Thika plans census for street families in rehabilitation plans - MP Alice Ng’ang’a

Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a  says that plans were underway to conduct a census of the number of street children within Thika with a view of coming up with rehabilitation and empowerment programmes for the street families.

Speaking after officially commissioning a new Thika Traffic Police Office and Thika Industrial Area Police Patrol Base, Hon. Alice noted that the numbers of street children within Thika town was growing at a very high rate and if not checked, it will be a menace in future. She appealed to residents and all organs of government to support the initiative as her administration worked on modalities to rehabilitate these kids and make them productive.

The two facilities were built by Mount Kenya University (MKU) in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the National Police Service and Kiambu County Government.

This is the fourth major development project that MKU has undertaken within Thika. The others include General Kago Road Funeral Home, Thika High School Sporting Complex and the modern Kenya Library Services Complex.

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Alice challenged companies within Thika to emulate MKU by engaging in PPP activities that will improve the lives of the residents they served as this would also play a big part in improving the business environment in the region..

Kiambu County Police Commander Perminius Kioi promised to facilitate police service and mobility within the county by providing more vehicles and enhancing the building of more police posts and stations.

Mount Kenya University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Deogratius Jaganyi hailed the cooperation between the university and the Kiambu County Government as well as the other arms of government noting that this would guarantee sustainable security within the area. He added that they were already working out some programmes with the Thika Women Prisons which will be unveiled soon.

The new Thika Traffic Police Office will go a long way in improving traffic related services in the town. Previously, the department has been operating in a very small room that made it very difficult to offer good services to the residents.

On the other hand, the Thika Industrial Area Police Patrol Base, which is right opposite MKU’s Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre, is expected to boost security in an area that is largely inhabited by students from various learning institutions in Thika.

This is the first police establishment within Thika’s Hospital Ward and will go a long way in boosting security in the ward that boasts to host over 80% of Thika’s industries.

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