A family of nine in Kasuku in Nyandarua was all smiles after police officers from area police station stepped in and paid their rent for three months. Elizabeth Kamene and her eight children also received beds, blankets and other household items, as well as foodstuffs from the officers who answered her plea for help. The two-roomed rented timber house, with huge gaps on the walls that the family shares, would easily pass for a potato store. Kamene said that she rented the house to afford her children more space as a one-roomed concrete room is too expensive. The officer commanding Kasuku Police Station Cleopas Juma attributed the move to the directive for police officers to seek accommodation outside police lines which enabled them to witness the needy family. “Officers came together and mobilized resources from among themselves as well as the community to provide for Ms Kamene and her children,” he said. The officers also bought the children school uniforms, sanitary towels, cooking utensils as well as firewood, which Juma said was a way of paying back as they depended on tax for income.