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Meet the Police Constable whose beauty got Kenyans starstruck

By HILARY KIMUYU February 11th, 2016 2 min read

A picture of Police Constable Emma Brenda Wanjiru at her work station has endeared her to Kenyans who have been captivated by her youthful looks and taste of fashion.

Conversation on social media on the picture has centred on her ‘wasted beauty’, with many wondering why she is working in a profession long associated with hardiness and brutality.

Her admirers have trooped to her Instagram and Facebook accounts to view more photos of the modelsque constable

Police Constable Emma Brenda Wanjiru. PHOTO | COURTESY
Police Constable Emma Brenda Wanjiru. PHOTO | COURTESY

Unknown to many though, the 26 year-old constable started off as a sales person for Procter and Gamble before she joined the police force.

“My father was a policeman so I used to admire the way he worked and I promised myself that one day I will become one and do better than he did,” she told Nairobi News during an interview.

The mother of one and first born in a family of two said; “I owe everything to my mother who raised us after our father left and being there for me after I got pregnant at 19 just after high school.”

BEFORE AND AFTER: Police Constable Emma Brenda Wanjiru has always had a passion for fashion. PHOTOS | COURTES
BEFORE AND AFTER: Police Constable Emma Brenda Wanjiru has always had a passion for fashion. PHOTOS | COURTES

She grew up in Nyahururu and attended Giriambu girl’s school, where Narc Kenya partyleader Martha Karua is an alumni. She then joined the Kenyan Institute of Criminal Justice  where she graduated with a diploma in Security management.

Emma is a constable based in Nairobi, though she refrained from disclosing the police station she is attached to for professional purposes. She graduated from police college in 2014 and said that she loves her work very much.


Her beauty and instant fame on social media has not distracted her from her police work, and she would still slap handcuffs on admirers who cross the line. Besides, her karate skills and fitness level puts her in good shape against would-be bullies.

“When I’m working it’s time for work, but if its play time it’s time to play,” she said.

“I love to go to the gym, I like to practice my Karate and when I have time I cycle a lot with my daughter.”

With Valentine’s Day just days away, the curious question of whether she has any plans is aptly answered.

“I’m still single and not looking for now,” she quipped.


Emma has always loved fashion and this is evident from pictures of her teenage days to adult.

Regarding sense of fashion, she said;, “I love wearing African wear and anything that makes me comfortable especially from Kenyan designers, like Julie Gichuru and Wambui Mutegi designs.”