Corporal Denis Ouko Ntabo, the traffic police officer who went viral after he was captured on camera having fun at work along Mombasa road has been offered three-day expenses paid holiday trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
In a statement on Sunday, May 15, businessman Simon Kabu stated that the offer is to encourage other officers to continue with good deeds.
“National Police Service where is he and we will take him with his spouse to Maasai mara for a 3days safari just to encourage others who do good deeds,” Kabu stated.
On Saturday, May 14, video a traffic police officer went viral after he was captured on camera having fun at work.
In the clip, Corporal Denis Ouko the enthusiastic cop manning traffic at Syokimau, along Mombasa Road, was dramatically captured asking motorists to accelerate after a section of traffic opened up.
He was using gestures including putting the pedal to the metal before lightly pushing away a pedestrian who was imitating him.
Members of the public were impressed by his approach with some asking how they could reach him to personally share their appreciations.
Unknown to the public, the visibly enthusiastic officer who has put smiles across many faces in Kenya, was once on the verge of taking his life – an incident that shaped his other career as an author.
While appearing before the National Police Service Commission in 2016, Ouko revealed to a police vetting panel that he almost took his life three days prior to his wedding, when he found his bride-to-be in a compromising situation. However, he fought off the need to take his life and narrated his encounter in his book where he speaks about love, marriage and family values. The corporal further addresses infidelity among officers in his publications.
Ouko, who blamed his wife’s infidelity on the working conditions of most officers, asked the NPSC panel to look into improving the welfare of the men and women in the service.
He recommended that the commission offers guidance and counselling to police officers. In addition, he proposed a review of the transfer policy advocating for cops to be posted near their homes to better bond with their family members