, NAKURU, Kenya, Jul 9 – Professionalism and efficiency among the disciplined forces are paramount for tackling insecurity in the country, Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said.
Governor Mbugua added that professionalism translates into an efficient, dedicated and hardworking service that has a positive impact to the society.
He was speaking in his office Thursday when he hosted and appreciated Chief Inspector Peninnah Kamicha, an officer who recently hit the headlines for disarming a drunk police officer in Nakuru.
“It is important to have trained officers and also to make sure that our activities are manned by professional officers. The courage and professionalism this officer showed is encouraging,” he said.
Mbugua who handed over a token of appreciation to Kamicha, commended her for the bold move that he said saved a lot of lives.
“Knowing what a loaded firearm means and knowing that it is in the hands of a drunkard is even worse. It’s not easy and I sincerely appreciate her for putting her life in danger. I urge other officers to emulate her,” Mbugua noted.
Kamicha disarmed the constable who had threatened mechanics at a garage on Oginga Odinga Street early this week, a moment that was captured by the media.
She has been in the service for 12 years and has trained in security management, criminal justice system and investigations.
The County AP Commander Francis Kirathe lauded the Governor for recognising Kamicha’s bravery and commitment.
“This move by our leader will also give our officers motivation to even work harder and be dedicated to their duties. It is a rare show of appreciation and we commend the Governor for it,” said Kirathe.