Traffic police officers who assisted stranded motorists by providing safe exits from a flooded section of the Mombasa highway have been hailed online
In separate photos, the police officers are captured standing at the edge of the road to mark it for motorists who were driving through the flooded section in Sultan Hamud.
The floodwater had rendered the Sultan Hamud bridge along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway impassable, leaving motorists stranded.
The officers opted to be the road edge markers to ease traffic build up when the floods subsided.
Having risked their lives to help motorists cross over, users lauded the traffic officers for their actions and shared the photos widely.
There was traffic build up on both sides of the road as police urged motorists to use an alternative routes.
Traffic jam all the way from Masimba, Emali to Athi River.
This has been worsen by the floods over the bridge at Sultan Hamud. pic.twitter.com/SlHwNa14fq
— Arap Mosonik Sadiq (@ArapSadiq) April 22, 2018
Let's not just focus on their negative side .
Unsung hero. The police officer stood in the water to show motorists where the edge of the road is at Sultan Hamud. Give credit where it is due.
Afande You are a Hero
— Abdul Aziz Daud (( Zizou )) (@daud254) April 23, 2018
— Noah Muthama (@itsmuthama) April 23, 2018
The police officer stood in the water to show motorists where the edge of the road is at Sultan Hamud. Give credit where it is due. A hero should be celebrated # ifikiematiangi#Checkpoint#BBNaijaFinale#ChurchillShow pic.twitter.com/mNOABL7epg
— KhalidGraph (@the_khala) April 22, 2018