- The brave officer has earned some recognition from higher ranks in the police service
- IG Joseph Boinett could not help but appreciate the officer’s efforts
- Abdi Golgalo risked it all to control traffic at a flooded area along Nairobi-Mombasa highway
A traffic police officer who was pictured controlling traffic along a flooded section in the Nairobi-Mombasa highway has received recognition from the highest ranks
Police Constable Abdi Galgalo of Sultan Hamud Police Station was applauded for his selfless act of service by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Monday, April 23.
In a tweet from the National Police Service seen by Briefly.co.za, the IG took recognition of the officer’s act and applauded him.
"IG Boinnet commends Police Constable Abdi Galgalo of Sultan Hamud Police Station captured by a motorist while directing traffic on a flooded section of the Nairobi/Mombasa highway. His action exemplifies the selfless service rendered by many officers to Kenyans each day," the tweet read.
The officer Golgalo became an instant online celebrity after the unusual photo of himself controlling traffic in floods went viral.
Sections laughed him off believing he was an out-of-sorts officer for doing his work despite the obvious risks that come with flooding.
But a larger portion of Kenyans were impressed by his dedication to his work, with one Twitter user identified as Captain Collins Wanderi pushing for some form of reward for his selflessness.
Golgalo becomes the second public servant to be recognised nationally courtesy of viral photos.
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger was also commended for literally carrying a disabled girl on Wednesday, April 18 just so she could savor a nice mountain view like the rest of her classmates.
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