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Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

We welcome guests to our website and invite them to help us and our relief organisation to make this world a better place, for the benefit of the needy and the poor, the sick and the handicapped.

Stay together with us in this country of diversity, of wildlife heritage and of breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the warm welcome of its people.

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ST JOHN’S AMBULANCE-KENYA

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Apr 8, 2011

We were invited to join the Lord Prior, Professor Anthony Mellows and his wife, for lunch during their visit to Kenya at the start of the year.

During a visit they were interviewed on prime television to promote the idea to make it mandatory that every public service vehicle in Kenya has one first aider on board to assist in case of accidents (which are sadly all too common in Kenya). They suggested that some funding for this initiative comes from the government of Kenya, as currently the costs are being carried by St John’s ambulance alone.

Alice Murphy was invited by St John’s Ambulance to visit one of the ‘accident black spots’ about one hour from Nairobi on the side of the busy road towards Mombasa. This was a fascinating visit to learn how they respond to road traffic accidents. Unlike in the UK, there is no emergency rescue service provided by the government in Kenya and those involved in accidents rely on volunteers, such as St John’s Ambulance, to provide first aid treatment at the accident site.