As protective measures are being emphasized in the fight against Covid-19, some police officers in Nairobi have gone the extra mile to lessen the burden for some residents especially women and children.
The Police Officers, led by Hellen Mideva, an assistant superintendent of police in Kayole have taken it upon themselves to help residents in the area, especially with the recent water shortage in the county.
“Sasa ndio tukasema hutawezi kuwaambia watu curfew ati jioni ndio tuanze kusukuma watu waingie kwa nyumba. Tukaamua tunaweza-reach watu tuongee na wao mahali wako na need. Tukaona need ya watu huku ni maji.
Police Officers Hellen Mideva, an assistant superintendent of police in Kayole speaking to the media on Thursday, May 21.YouTube
(As we were enforcing the Covid-19 measures, we thought to ourselves what else we can do to help in this situation and we saw resident here in Obama Estate have a challenge in getting water),” Mideva told journalists.
She added that together with her colleagues from different police posts in the area, they help the residents of Kayole by fetching water for them and carrying it to their houses.
Residents expressed their gratitude for the assistance accorded by the Police Officers.
“Since waanze kutusaidia, tumeona wanatujali. Si vita tu, and ni vizuri.
(We have related with them and we can now see they have a heart just like the rest of us),” a resident noted.
Here is a Police Officer video courtesy of NTV:
On May 1, the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd (NCWSC) announced that a majority of areas in Nairobi would experience a water shortage following the closure of the city’s largest water treatment plant – Ng’ethu Treatment Works.
The move was triggered by the heavy rainfall experienced in the Aberdare ranges, which is the main catchment area.
The water agency revealed that water flowing into the city was only from Sasumua, Kikuyu Springs, and Ruiru Dam, that only supplies about 15% of city dwellers. This gave an indication that water supply into Nairobi county would be interrupted.