A Nairobi police officer who was feted on Friday by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i after his most recent move of chasing after robbery suspects and arresting them has done many other heroic acts.
In March, Mr Joash Ombati was the officer, who together with another, noticed a commotion in a matatu that was heading to Kangemi, Nairobi, and swang into action saving over 50 passengers from three armed robbers.
In the incident, Mr Ombati and his colleague recovered two pistols with two rounds of ammunition.
Westlands sub-county commissioner Mawira Mungania said the three thugs had already collected a number of valuables from the passengers.
“As soon as the three noticed that the officers had cornered them, they tried to flee with what they had stolen which prompted the officers to shoot and fatally wounded them,” said Mr Mungania.
The feted officer again on September 3 led others in intercepting a stolen motor vehicle along Waiyaki Way and arrested four suspects.
Mr Ombati also last month single-handedly recovered a sack of cannabis sativa worth Sh 2 million and arrested the suspects.
“When an officer stands out from the rest and does something like this, it really gives a good image to the service, I am really proud of what he did,” said Mr Matiang’i as he handed the diligent officer a certificate of recognition.