A dedicated police officer who was pictured directing traffic in a flooded road has caught the attention of Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

The police constable, identified as Abdi Galgalo, was photographed as he directed traffic on a flooded section of the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

In the picture, Mr Galgado of the Sultan Hamud Police Station is seen standing knee-deep in flowing water and holding an umbrella in one hand while commanding traffic.

This attracted praise from the Inspector General of Police, who said Galgado’s action “exemplifies the selfless service rendered by many officers to Kenyans each day.”

The IG said this in a tweet posted on the National Police Service’s official Twitter handle.

The tweet attracted a myriad of responses from Kenyan Twitterati with some proposing to reward the dedicated officer.


The officer’s selfless act comes days after another public servant melted Kenyans’ hearts after carrying a disabled schoolgirl up a hill for a view of Chania falls at the Aberdare National park.

The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger, Philip Wesa, carried the Form Two student, Deborah Nyaboke from Joyland Special School in Kisumu, after she had been left behind in the school bus.

Wesa was lauded by Kenyans and Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala.