Dr Manoj Shah was appointed by His Excellency The President of Kenya, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, Who was also The Patron, to Serve as a Member of The Priory Council of St Johns in 2019. Since then, Dr Shah has Actively Participated in Enhancing The Many Needy Services of The St Johns Ambulance Nationally in Kenya, Including Enhancing The Emergency Ambulance Services, Setting up of Trauma Centers at 7 Black Spots in Kenya, Continuous Training of Hundreds of Adults and Children in First Aid and setting up a Dolphins First Aid Program in Schools for Children. His Leadership to Over 30,000 Volunteers across Kenya is Highly appreciated.
Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth the Second Has Recognized Dr Manoj Shah's Contribution to The St Johns Priory Council and Presented him with The Prestigious Queens Recognition Commander to The Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ) for his Selfless Service to Humanity.
Since its creation in 1923, the St John Ambulance in Kenya has remained true to its sole purpose of saving lives by giving first aid to casualties and training communities to cope with life threatening emergencies.
In December 2013, the organization marked another great day in its history, by being elevated from an “Association” to be the ninth “Priory” in the world, and second in Africa after South Africa. This auspicious inauguration was presided by St John’s Chief Patron former President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta and Lord Prior Professor Anthony Mellows at All saints Cathedral Nairobi.
Following this elevation, St John Kenya now sits in the Grand Council of the Order of St John, which ratifies all the programmes and policies of the St John worldwide.
Today, St John Kenya continues to expand its programmes to keep up with the rising demand. Part of their ongoing initiatives include increasing access to maternal care in hard-to-reach villages through motorcycle ambulances, reduction of road deaths through Highway Emergency Rescue Centres stationed at key blackspots along major highways, as well as building resilience of vulnerable groups like prisons to cope with local emergencies through emergency preparedness training.