An off-duty police officer impressed Kenyans and motorists by helping control traffic during rush hour in Nakuru Town.
According to the Motorists Association of Kenya (MAK), the officer was from town for shopping on Friday, April 14, when she noticed a huge traffic snarl-up.
Vehicles had piled at Section 58 Roundabout bringing the road almost to a standstill.
Reacting quickly, the officer donned a police jacket reflector and started helping other officers on duty clear traffic.
In no time, the traffic jam was flowing and the off-duty cop went away happy after a job well done.
Leading with the accolades, MAK asked National Police Service and Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to honour the cop.
This was endorsed by a section of Kenyans who remarked that the police officer deserved a promotion.
Cyrus Nyaks commenting on social media remarked, “She deserves a promotion right away.”
His position was echoed by Ruth Steve who noted, “Good job, this is the commitment we need in this country.”
A section of Kenyans while praising the police officer wondered why the city was experiencing a traffic jam.
One social media user sarcastically opined that Section 58 was the only main roundabout in the city and thus there should be no traffic jam.
In March 2020, Matatus were forcefully driven out of the city in a bid to avoid congestion within the Central Business District.
Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika’s effort to have the matatus allowed back into the CBD was blocked by the High Court in December 2022.
The cop joined a list of fellow officers who were celebrated by Kenyans through their kind acts.
On November 2022, Gladys Kimani, a police officer working in Kisii County went viral after helping a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) student by babysitting her child while the mother was sitting for her exam.
A month later, another cop, Corporal Christine Mugambi, stationed at the Kenya Police Headquarters at Jogoo House, Nairobi, moved Kenyans after helping a man who was stranded in the city without fare to get him home.
After all, the Kenya Police Service motto is "utumishi kwa wote - service to all."
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