A National police reservist from Narok County was praised for going and above beyond the call of duty by assisting a mother with her child during an interview.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, former parliamentary seat aspirant for Narok North constituency and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politician, Saruni Kipukel detailed the events indicating that the mother attended an interview at Narok from the Loita area.
He noted that that the woman had applied for the position of a clerical officer at Narok County Public Service Board.
She came to the interview with her child at 9:00 am as she couldn't leave him alone at home. In an act of kindness, Officer Tomlemmy Lemurt offered to help stay with the child while the mother was being interviewed.
"After a three-hour journey, the mother attended the interview with her child. The officer, however, helped her and took care of the baby for about two hours," he stated.
The politician indicated that the officer had served in the police service for over a decade. He, however, did not state whether the woman secured the job after the kind gesture.
Photos of the officer went viral online as Kenyans heaped praise on Lemurt's act of kindness.
"Things that make me believe in humanity. You mean, police are not enemies after all."
"Wow, such a good gesture. A great act of humanity, most of them tend to be so harsh and wild,"
"God bless this amazing soul, humanity at its best," read some of the comments.
Others, however, questioned the officer's role and wondered why he would commit to something that distracted him from his duty.
"An armed officer is not supposed to be in contact with anything that obstructs his /her both upper limbs a full grip of a designated weapon or weapons unless the duty in question is delegated by a commissioned senior officer."
"The officer is a potential target of armed robbers who sort weapons and their uniforms. Doing so was exposing the life of the child in danger," he stated.
The act mirrors another incident where a matatu driver rushed a woman who had delivered mid-journey to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for emergency attention.
The K-Trans Ltd driver through the management of the bus service, explained to Kenyans.co.ke that he together with his conductor and other passengers managed to help a woman who delivered her baby while on board the vehicle.
The vehicle was directed to the emergency unit where doctors were awaiting the expectant lady.
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