A policeman in Nairobi’s Ruai area has earned praise after he offered to babysit for a schoolgirl who is currently taking her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.
The officer, who declined to be named or to comment on camera, has been taking care of Alice Milito’s child as she writes her examination at Ruai Quest for Happiness School.
He told a local TV station that was only doing what was right after realizing that the student was struggling to write her exams and at the same time look after the kid.
The school’s principal Tabitha K Mbaiya said Milito was rescued from early marriage during the period when schools remained closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“She is a Maasai girl, we saved her from early marriage…when she went, she became pregnant,” said Mbaiya.
She added: “He [the officer] has been picking the baby, he has been carrying the baby when the mother is sitting for her exams. And this is raising the esteem of this girl.”
A video by a local TV station shows the officer holding the baby in one hand and his firearm in the other hand. He is one of the officers proving security in the school during the national examination.