Traffic Cop in Viral Video Along Mombasa Road Offered Vacation Trip

  • Corporal Denis Ouko controlling traffic at Syokimau along Mombasa Road on May 14, 2022.jpg
    Corporal Denis Ouko controlling traffic at Syokimau along Mombasa Road on May 14, 2022.
  • Corporal Denis Ouko Ntabo,the traffic police officer who went viral after he was captured on camera having fun at work, has been offered three-day expenses paid holiday trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. 

    In a statement on Sunday, May 15, businessman Simon Kabu stated that the offer is to encourage other officers to continue with good deeds. 

    Kabu noted that the offer extends to Ouko and his wife. 

    "National Police Service where is he and we will take him with his spouse to Maasai mara for a 3days safari just to encourage others who do good deeds," Kabu stated. 

    Ouko's video went viral on Saturday, May 14, after he dramatically requested motorists to accelerate after a section of traffic opened up.

    NPS spokesperson Bruno Shioso, who spoke to, lauded officer Ouko for showing an infectious attitude that ought to be emulated by his colleagues. 

    He noted that his supervisors had taken note of his behaviour and would make considerations should an opportunity arise in the near future. 

    "Officers who work hard are appreciated and rewarded on merit. NPS does appreciate the zeal of the officer and the pride and joy he brings to work. It’s definitely an act and attitude to be emulated by all. "

    "I am sure his supervisors have taken note of the positive behavior that endears the Service to the public and shall make due considerations whenever an opportunity of appreciating the officer in whichever way presents itself. Otherwise, our salutes are in order," he divulged. 

    Ouko's journey dates back to Nyeri where he began as a general duty officer. The officer was transferred to Nakuru where he was tasked with promoting children's welfare. 

    He was then assigned to be in charge of road safety training at Nakuru's traffic base. 

    Before taking up a role as a traffic cop, Ouko revealed to a police vetting panel that he almost took his life three days prior to his wedding, when he found his fiancée involved in an affair. 

    He noted that he endevoured to author books as his method of getting things off his chest. Some of the published books are based on infidelity among officers, love and marriage values. 

    Counsellors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

    Corporal Denis Ouko
    Corporal Denis Ouko