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Moving photo of Sharon Otieno’s mum that has touched Kenyans

Kenyans online have reacted to a moving photo of Sharon Otieno’s distressed mother Melida Auma being consoled by a uniformed police officer.

The photo was taken as Ms Auma arrived at Rachuonyo Level Four Hospital on Friday for her late daughter’s postmortem.

She broke down and the police officer who had a gun clutched on his left hand offered her a shoulder to lean on.

In the picture, the grief-stricken mother appears to be weeping even with her face partially shielded by the uniformed officer.

SHOULDER TO LEAN ON

Kenyans were moved by the officer’s actions to offer her a shoulder to lean on in her anguish.

@sirngure commented, “Who said our cops have no feelings?? Pole mum all will be well. We trust.”

@HesbonSteve added, “Police officers are human too… he’s having the feeling too for the family.”

 Melida Auma the mother to the late Sharon Otieno is consoled by a police officer at Rachuonyo Level 4 Hospital where postmortem on the body was conducted. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
Melida Auma the mother to the late Sharon Otieno is consoled by a police officer at Rachuonyo Level 4 Hospital where postmortem on the body was conducted. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

@Pettikim wrote, “True to their MOTTO: Utumishi Kwa Wote. Our brothers/sisters/cousins/dads/mums in the disciplined force have a soft part in them. This matter required consolation hug and a weapon ‘just in case’- I salute the afande.”

@nelson_manel stated, “Some police officers are human. Big up god bless your job.”