Brave police officers awarded for putting their lives on the line
The National Police Service has feted 28 police officers, among them those who helped fight terrorists who killed over 147 people at Garissa University for their bravery and dedication.
Two of the officers, Constable Bernard Kipkemoi Ngeno died during the Garissa attack and Sergeant Diba Dadacha, in an accident.
The officers drawn from the Kenya Police Service, the Administration Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations were recognised during the Manu Chandaria Foundation Bravery awards held at Vigilance House – the police headquarters.
Another beneficiary was Corporal Simon Kifan, who helped recover six AK-47 rifles and 700 rounds of ammunition in a compound in Uasin Gishu County’s Burnt Forest.
“Every single day around our country, the police put themselves in harm’s way to provide safety to the citizens and their property,” Inspector-General of Police, Joseph Boinnet said.
He recognised the officers for tackling armed suspects to save lives and intervened during emergencies.
“To the families and friends of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, be in no doubt that we will always honour them,” Mr Boinnet said.
Businessman, Manu Chandaria urged Kenyans to appreciate the risks police take to keep them safe.
“No one should take for granted the fact that for you to sleep peacefully in their houses or that their businesses are secure. There is always an officer out there who has risked their lives for five hundred people to be safe,” he said.