Role and Establishment
St. John Ambulance Kenya is a charitable organization founded in Kenya in 1928 and established by Cap 259 of the laws of Kenya. It is one of the 42 semi-autonomous national organizations that form the worldwide order of St. John which is about 1000 years old making it the oldest charitable organization.
It is run by a National Council composed of credible persons drawn from the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and the Government.
The summary of the role of the organization as stipulated in the St John Ambulance of Kenya Act Cap 259 are: -
- To encourage and promote all works of humanity and charity
- To render aid to the sick and wounded in war or in peace; and provide technical reserves for the medical services of the Government and the Armed Forces of Kenya.
- To have control and management in Kenya of St. John Ambulance and to promote, encourage and co-ordinate its work in all aspects in Kenya: and
- To promote, encourage and co-ordinate contacts between themselves and similar organisations.