Rwanda’s Traffic officer Police Constable David Ngororano may not be aware that his actions while on duty stimulated a lot of discussions on social media – For him it was normal to render a helping hand to a disabled person trying to cross the road.
When Jean Claude Gaga a Rwandan was driving with his family and stopped at the traffic lights he didn’t imagine about what was going to unfold just in front of his car.
“A disabled man in a wheelchair was trying to cross the road as two Police officers were on duty. One officer walks to the man and offers assistance,” Gaga said as his family was keenly watching. ” The traffic officer gently pushed the man until he was on the sidewalk and able to move on his own.”
As this souvenir scene cast in microseconds, Gaga was tempted, “I reached for my phone to capture the moment”. He immediately shared the photo on tweeter “I will leave this one here. I say kudos # Respect.”
Social media enthusiasts have since re-tweeted and shared the photo countless times – many propose that the cop deserves recognition.
Rwanda Police enjoys a high approval rating and well revered for its strong stance against graft and a strictly disciplined.
In February 2012, a junior police officer, Jerome Bisetsa, then 24 picked over $ 3000 from Kigali International Airport and handed it back an Ethiopian traveler who had lost it.
“Giving this money back was my responsibility. We are here to protect people and their wealth,” Bisetsa said then.
In March 2015, another junior police officer also handed over $3000 to a traveler who had lost it at Rubavu airport.
Critics however, concur with Bisetsa, that” it’s not a big deal when a policeman hands back money to someone who had lost it. If a civilian can, a policeman can.”
Helping someone cross the road, they add, is not a big deal neither. Police should normally do that.