A number of police officers in Kayole have taken it upon
themselves to aid residents in fetching water from a nearby borehole as part of
their ‘utumishi kwa wote.’
Led by Hellen Mideva, an assistant superintendent of police
in Kayole, the officers, for the past week, have been helping women by carrying
water to their houses.
A number of estates in Nairobi have experienced acute water
shortage in recent weeks and the officers saw it wise to lend a helping hand
during these difficult times.
"Sasa ndio tukasema hutawezi kuwaambia watu curfew
ati jioni ndio tuanze kusukuma watu waingie kwa nyumba. Tukaamua tunaweza-reach
watu tuongee na wao mahali wako na need. Tukaona need ya watu huku ni maji.
(As we were enforcing the Covid-19 measures, we thought to
ourselves what else we can do to help in this situation and we saw
residents in Obama Estate have a challenge in getting water)," Mideva
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Residents were grateful to the officers for their kind
gesture, saying they had proven to be human just like them.
(We have related with them and we can now see they have a
heart just like the rest of us)," a resident noted.
The officers have also been distributing masks to residents
as part of the government’s plan to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said community
transmission is on the rise and urged Kenyans to follow the guidelines issued
to keep the virus at bay.