The journey of transformation for Nicholas Lagat, former General Service Unit (GSU) officer attached to the recce squad manning president Uhuru Kenyatta, has begun after he was admitted to a rehabilitation centre in Nakuru county.
Lagat was on Saturday admitted on a police-sponsored rehabilitation at John Mututho Empowerment Centre (JOMEC), run by John Mututho, a former chairman of National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA).
After his plight was highlighted on social media, many could not help but feel sorry for a man who had dealt a double blow of his wife succumbing to throat cancer and at the same period receiving a suspension letter from his boss for absconding duties for many days.
His woes date back in 2016 when he went to look after his sick wife at their rural home. The wife later succumbed to the illness. In a media interview, he claimed to have been served with a suspension letter delivered at Ainamoi Police Station that is near his home.
Following his inability to withstand the painful ordeals, reports have it, he opted for alcoholism as his refuge and the order of his life.
He turned out to be an addict who had to do menial jobs, of crushing stones at a local quarry and digging pit latrines, to fund his new adventure which risked the well being of his two-year-old daughter, whom the late wife left for his care.
It is not yet established whether, upon being successful with the rehabilitation program, his suspension will be lifted. For now one has to withstand the test of time to know what will come knocking for the poor man.