A police constable at the war prone town of Forole on the Kenyan – Ethiopian boarder has chosen to trade his gun with chalks when the teachers failed to show up over insecurity. Jairus Mulumia teaches mathematics in class five at Forole Primary School where he is posted to offer protection to the school.
Jairus noted that that some tutors were not turning up to school after eleven people were killed last week by Ethiopian militia group. Pupils remained idle so he chose to offer his knowledge and services. He took to the board in his combat, solving mathematics in a class that was purely of girls.
Jairus who is also a trained teacher did not comment on the issue as required by his job, he is even not aware that his photo went viral social media on Monday nigh but he promised to give further details and comments when he gets the authority from his bosses.
He is a rare face of the police that is always seen as corrupt, trigger happy and unfriendly. his bosses however say what the constable is doing is doing is part of the ongoing police reforms.
“Our job is to give service to the people and we are very proud and happy when we see our officers going out of their way to serve humanity,” Eastern Regional Police Commander Eunice Kihiko told the Daily Nation.
The soft spoken officer has been taking lessons where teachers fail to show up in Marsabit County to ensure that school going children do not miss out in education. the region has been seriously hit by waves of attacks that claimed over 20 lives in may and led to over 120 dropping from school and boarding section closed over fear of more attacks.