Inspiring Story Of Lady Cop Who Rescued Man Robbed In Nairobi
The man, Charles Waweru, had misplaced all his belongings in a vehicle that was ferrying him to the capital city.
It is almost unheard of for a woman to offer to help a man in whatever circumstances, as tradition has been putting the man as the saviour and the woman as a damsel in distress. That's why when a woman helps you out of your troubles, they say "she's a keeper".
At least, that's what happened on Tuesday, November 1 when a female police officer offered to settle the bus fare of a man, among other things, after he was robbed on his way to Nairobi from Kitui.
The man, Charles Waweru, had misplaced all his belongings in a vehicle that was ferrying him to the capital city. Left stranded, he met Corporal Christine Mugambi who came to his aid.
The Machakos Country Bus terminal in Nairobi. /BUSINESS TODAY
"November 1st was just a normal office day for CPL Christine Mugambi who dutifully reported at the National Police Headquarters - Jogoo House "A" to do what she loves the most; front office duties. It surprised her that in her service to the public on this day, one of the visitors would be touched by her kindness and professionalism.
"At about 5.30 am on this fateful day, Mr Charles Waweru alighted in Nairobi after an overnight trip from Kitui. Unfortunately, he had lost all his belongings in the vehicle he was travelling in and sought help at the NPS Headquarters," the National Police Service (NPS) stated in part.
Waweru was highly appreciative of her act of kindness as he was left with no mobile phone to call for help, let alone bus fare if he needed to go back to Kitui.
"I'm deeply indebted. I had no phone, she offered hers and I called home. She even offered to chip in with bus fare if I had none," he stated on Monday, November 14, adding "May God bless you richly, keep up the good work."
Despite her act of kindness, Waweru did not accept the fare because he had some Ksh500 that was tucked in somewhere, which was spared in the robbery incident.
Many netizens praised CPL Mugambi's nobility in enforcing law, order and security to members of the public, as is the mandate of the NPS.
CPL Mugambi has been working at the National Police Service Headquarters- Main Reception Desk deployed under the SGB Unit of the Administration Police Service. She previously worked on secondment at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission performing customer care duties.
She holds a Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KSSI) and has an unbridled passion for front office duties with experience spanning about eight years.
"The National Police Service thanks Mr Charles Waweru for the positive feedback to one of our many professional and dedicated officers serving the public in different capacities.
"We also wish to applaud CPL Christine Mugambi for discharging her mandate professionally and in a manner that brings honour to the Service," added the NPS.
The rampant surge in insecurity in Nairobi the following day forced President William Ruto to deploy officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) and the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU).
"In response to the security concern, the cabinet sanctioned upscaling of security surveillance to deter crime and sanctioned swift and decisive action to deal with all those perpetrating crimes. It was noted that the Nairobi County Security command had been reorganized and further augmented with the deployment of additional specialized police units drawn from the General Service Unit and the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU)," a dispatch from the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Ruto read in part.