Westlands MP Hon Tim Wanyonyi on Monday, January 12, 2015 handed over six housing units built at a cost of KES 8 million to Runda police station.
The construction of the one-bedroom self-contained houses was funded by Westlands CDF and took only four months to complete.
The houses will accommodate 12 police officers, increasing the number of police officers residing at the station to 17.
Five officers live in a hall donated by a local church.
Speaking at the station, Hon Wanyonyi said this will help the officers fight crime by responding to emergencies swiftly.
“Our CDF money is very little but we have to squeeze it to help police officers fight crime effectively by ensuring they live within the station,” he said.
Wanyonyi said Westlands hosts UN offices and embassies so international visitors as well as local residents must feel safe.
The Nairobi City County Commander of Police, Mr Benson Kibue, officially received the houses on behalf of the Police Service and thanked Hon Tim Wanyonyi and the Westlands CDF for the houses.