Started more than 86 years ago in Kenya, the charity organisation is still a distinguished first aid and ambulance services provider. Other projects and services include disaster and emergency management, maternal healthcare, road safety, and positive youth development among others.


Emergency Preparedness

Members of St John Ambulance Kenya are always at the scenes of accident, fire, terrorism, collapsing buildings or other disasters. Their volunteers are always there to help wounded people put their lives back in order. St John Ambulance Kenya take disaster response very seriously. But they also firmly believe that the best approach to disaster is to try to prevent it altogether – or at the very least, be appropriately prepared to respond and recover.

Emergency Response

When catastrophe strikes, the St John Ambulance Kenya teams delivers rapid, lifesaving aid that reduces suffering of the victims. Emergency response is one of the St John globally-recognised strengths and this capacity has put the 86-year-old organisation on the frontlines of many of the worst crises in recent times.

Emergency Relief and Appeals

When violence erupted between Orma and Pokomo communities over access to pasture and water resources in Tana Delta Area, thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes, and members of St John were doing their best to make sure everyone felt at home during this stressful time.

St John Ambulance Kenya came to the aid of thousands of people displaced by the ethnic clashes. Workers and volunteers provided critical food and medication, but they were also there to give emotional suppot when people needed it most—letting them know that there is hope even during their most stressful and uncertain moments.

With our help, St John Ambulance Kenya were able to help nearly 4,000 people.

Community Healthcare

Sickness and disease is rife in poverty stricken slum villages of Kenya. With poor sanitation and hygiene challenges, infection spreads quickly and this can prove fatal in case of children.

St John Ambulance Kenya provides medical check up and medicine to those who cannot afford healthcare services. The St John community health programme is already improving the quality of life for needy people living in slums and those in remote rural areas.

Maternal Health

As Kenya strives to attain millennium development goals, it is emerging that each day 15 women and 290 children lose their lives as a result of avoidable pregnancy complications.

This worrying trend premised the St John’s initiative to introduce special motorcycle ambulances to help mothers deliver in hospital. Already four motorcycle ambulances have been acquired for piloting in four remote villages in Tana River County, which has one of the highest maternal deaths. The villages include Biressa, Wayu boro, Dende and Tawakal.


St John Ambulance Kenya
P.O Box 41469
00100 Nairobi

Tel: (020) 3340262 /74 /83
Email: [email protected]