A police officer who recently had to dump the guns for the chalk has continued to earn praises after he taught pupils because their teachers failed to show up out of fear of being attacked in a community known for border violence.
Education Development Trust Africa, a Non-governmental Organisation that accidentally caught up with Jairus Mulumia teaching at Forole Primary School in Kenya posted its discovery on Facebook, which immediately triggered a lot of reactions.
Reports say the police officer was a part of a security detail stationed at the border of Kenya and Ethiopia to fight crime within the area where the Forole Primary School is also located.
The school benefits from a United Kingdom aid-funded project dubbed Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu.
Due to a series of attacks between the Kenyan and Ethiopian communities, teachers are compelled to stay home for fear of being victims of those criminal attacks.
According to Tuko.co.ke, when officers from the Education Development Trust Africa visited the school, they found only girls in class 5 dared to attend school.
Jairus Mulumia who was a teacher before turning a police officer sought the permission of the headteacher to help when he saw the plight of the pupils.
"After getting permission from the headteacher, Mulumia, a trained teacher, got into Class Five and started teaching mathematics," Education Development Trust Africa wrote on Facebook.
No sooner was the photo of the police officer teaching the helpless pupils was posted on Facebook than Kenyans began to express their admiration for the officer in uniform.
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