Airtel Kenya has donated 200 phones to the Kenya Police Post in Coast province which will each be bundled with golden numbers, a special number with digits that are easy to recall from memory in times of need and emergencies.
The partnership will cover all police stations, police posts and patrol bases in the Coast Province.
“Airtel’s association with the police in the Coast Province is a way of creating positive impact in our communities and ensuring that security is enhanced through a fast, reliable and affordable means of communication in line with the Company’s vision of delivering quality mobile connectivity to all Kenyans,” said Airtel Kenya managing director Shivan Bhargava.
Coast Provincial Police boss Aggrey Adoli said, “The phones will go a long way in ensuring that security is enhanced through timely and efficient communication between the police officers and the police stations and also between the police and the community at large.”
Bharti Airtel has undertaken several initiatives in the social welfare space while strengthening existing projects to ensure inclusive growth and positive impact in society. In the last one year, the company has extended its initiative by providing quality education to underprivileged children in the 17 African countries it operates in and is currently adopting at least one primary school in each of these 16 countries.
Airtel in Kenya is also assisting schools in Kenya including Kimuchu Primary school in Thika Municipality, Kipeto Primary School in Kajiado in line with the ‘Our School’ Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The company recently donated twenty five computers to Nyamira Girl’s High School in Nyanza province.