Police officer Wilson Omondi is changing the lives of hundreds of Kibra residents through his charity drive, an act that has helped strengthen the relationship between police and the community.
Willie, as he is popularly referred by colleagues and families across the major slums in Nairobi, has been serving as a police officer for the last 5 years.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, he revealed that his faith had always pushed him to help the underprivileged, just as he was helped out when coming up in life.Officer Wilson Omondi and his 'I stand for humanity' group pictured in Kibra.
"I was brought up in a family of 10 and as you can imagine, it was tough. One thing I learned is that God's grace is always sufficient.
"Through well-wishers, I was able to get through school and contrary to popular belief, I was actually accepted into the police academy without having to 'nunua chai' for anyone," he narrated amid a hearty laughter.
Describing himself as a living testament of God's faithfulness, Willie set up 'I stand for humanity' his very own charity unit which has been going around Kibra, Mathare and Mukuru kwa Njenga, handing out essential items as well as sanitary towels for the girls living in this area.
His journey has come full circle as he was proud to announce that he was heading back home, Trans Nzoia, for a charity drive in the coming weekend, September 12.
"It feels almost unbelievable that I get to go help out the people leaving in the Kipsongo Slums, which is actually in my home town.
His foundation has supplied over 10,000 sanitary pads to the urban women this year alone, supported the malnourished children by linking them to basic primary health care and often do regular medical camps to ease the disease burden that continue to burden their lives.
Contrary to what many expect cops can do, Willy is slowly changing the perception held by the public towards the men in uniform.Officer Wilson Omondi handing out sanitary towels in Kibra.
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