A picture showing a traffic police officer giving a helping hand to a woman in a wheelchair has warmed many hearts on social media.
The photo was shared on Twitter by a user by the name Sande Kennedy with an appeal to other tweeps help make it trend as it pointed a different image of the much maligned Kenyan police service.
In the photo, the uniformed officer is helping the woman cross a busy road in the city. The officer’s action has since been lauded as a “rare” act of kindness from the men in uniform.
— Sande Kennedy, MBS (@honSANDEKENNEDY) September 13, 2017
Sande Kennedy also wondered why Kenyans should be fascinated with the famous “Githeri man” and fail to take notice of such gestures of kindness.
This is what Kenyans on Twitter had to say:
It is already trending. Do you know how police are famous in Kibera, Mathare and Kisumu? That’s enough limelight
— saro (@okoth95) September 13, 2017
Yo bro! That cop should trend. I support it 100%. Kenyans make this trend.
— mathenge maina (@mathengemaina1) September 13, 2017
Its a blessing to lend a hand to the #Needy i salute this officer.
— Michael Mwangi (@mwas_mike) September 13, 2017
he deserves it
— anko (@frankchesuban) September 13, 2017
And then after trending?
— Res Judicata Opiyo (@bkairu5) September 13, 2017
hahaha it makes me wonder how some Kenyans think @ kukula githeri nikujitolea!!!
— Lucas abio (@baboabio) September 13, 2017