Corporal David Chumo who was recently awarded the winner of the individual category Huduma Ombudsman award for upholding integrity in public service, selflessness and going beyond the call of duty to promote the rule of law, is truly a selfless man residents of Tarakwa in Bomet County have said.

Mr. Chumo who was given the award at an event held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre on March 9, 2017.

This event was presided over by Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai was treated to a befitting homecoming party at his home in Tarakwa location in Bomet Central constituency on Monday.

Area residents including Mutarakwa ward MCA Mrs. Leah Kirui, Chairman of Myot council of elder Bomet Chapter Mr. Richard Tonui and area Chief Mr. Leonard Kirui among others hailed Mr. Chumo with praises for the recognition.

Mrs. Kirui said as a member of her ward Mr. Chumo had demonstrated that people of Bomet County too are up to the task of serving the public with diligence.

“Mr. Chumo has put us on the national map through this achievement and we cannot take for granted what he doing for the people of this country as a committed police officer,” She said.

Mr. Kirui on his part said Mr. Chumo’s contribution to the village cannot go unrecognized and that even young children have felt his service to the community.

“As the chief of this area I usually encounter several people in my course of duty and Mr. Chumo has impacted much on the livelihoods of the people I serve in this location,” said Kirui.

Mr. Tonui on his part thanked the Government for the recognition and requested that if there would be any other consideration for promotion of officers in the government Mr. Chumo should be among the beneficiaries because he had proved that he can do more if given the opportunity.

Mr. Chumo, a traffic police corporal based at the Bomet Police Station was the best among seven recognized in the individual category.

Other officers who were awarded includes Ms. Olivia Obell, the officer-in-charge at the Langata Women’s Maximum Security Prison, Ms. Jennifer Wangari, a senior children’s officer at the Ministry of East African Affairs, Labour and Social Protection.