A school teacher and a policeman manning the ongoing KCSE have caught the eye of the Kenyan government with their commitment to ensuring pupils who are writing their exams do so timely.
The principal of Lairuba Day Secondary School, Mr. Along’o George Mutwiri and a police officer identified as James Ngugi Chege were pictured walking through knee-deep water to get the KCSE papers to the school.
The two men folded their trousers to the knee, held their shoes in one hand with the other hand holding the KCSE papers and for the police officer, his rifle.
A picture of the two men has been widely shared on social media.
The picture caught the attention of Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i who said the two men deserved to be honored.
I would like to recognise the Principal of Lairuba Day Sec Sch – Along'o George Mutwiri and Security Officer James Ngugi Chege for their dedication and service during Day 3 #KCSE2017. Along'o and Chege went above the call of duty to ensure safe delivery of examination papers. pic.twitter.com/YTFUbnd2kx
— CS Fred Matiangi (@FredMatiangi) November 10, 2017
He added that they went “above and beyond” to ensure that exams got to their school.
Dr. Matiang’i, who is also the Acting Interior Security CS lauded them in a series of tweets and praised them for their dedication and service.
“I would like to recognize the Principal of Lairuba Day Sec Sch – Along’o George Mutwiri and Security Officer James Ngugi Chege for their dedication and service during Day 3
#KCSE2017. Along’o and Chege went above the call of duty to ensure safe delivery of examination papers,” wrote the CS.
“Principal Along’o and Officer Chege demonstrated the commitment of public servants to serve & through this selfless act they have set an example of “service above self” that we should all emulate. Both officials have made their colleagues in Education and Security PROUD! Hongera!”
He then said that he has recommended them for a Recognition Award to the Chief of Staff.
“I have written to the Chief of Staff to ask that Principal Along’o and Officer Chege be considered for a Recognition Award. Once more I congratulate and recognize these officials for being exemplary citizens of our great nation KENYA