The main responsibility of a police officer is to serve and protect the citizens of the country, many of whom dedicate their time, resources and social life and sometimes their lives for that reason.
In the case of Martin Cheruiyot, a special operation unit officer of the administrative police department, he was killed in a recent terrorist attack on the Tana River and Lamu county border.
Cheruiyot was to marry Mercy who had originally planned to get married on December 30, 2021 but was postponed because of work responsibilities.
According to Ken Kingsley K’Ogola, a colleague and friend of Cheruiyot, all police were called during the holiday in an effort to keep the peace.
“The couple planned their wedding in December 2021, but that was interrupted by work responsibilities, as it was during the festival and all officers were forced to return to their facilities,” K’Ogola said.
The couple had already celebrated their engagement ceremony in October last year in Nakuru County and the wedding has been postponed until April 15, 2022. However, the sudden death of a recent mission in Lamu County means their deadline will not be fulfilled.
The officer will be buried at his home village in Molo, Nakuru County on Friday, January 28.