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Police Officer Puts Gun Down, Teaches Pupils After Teachers Fail to Show up Over Insecurity

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A police officer stationed at the border of Kenya and Ethiopia has put down his gun to teach class five pupils after teachers failed to show up over fear of insecurity.

Jairus Mulumia was part of a security team deployed at Forole Primary School following a series of banditry attacks in the area that left several people dead.

In a Facebook post by Education Development Trust, Africa, Mulumia asked the school teacher to allow him teach the pupils after their teachers failed to report over insecurity.

“After getting permission from the headteacher, Mulumia, a trained teacher, got into class 5 and started teaching mathematics,” said Education Development.

Incidentally, when officers from the non-governmental organization visited the school they found only girls in that class had the courage to attend school.

The school is a beneficiary of a United Kingdom aid funded project dubbed Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu.

Kenyans on social media were full of praises to the man in uniform for taking the right action in advancing the education of the youngsters.

PALIBE NDEMANGA

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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