As the war on Covid-19 continues in the country, police in Chuka town have a reason to smile after an established cobbler offered to repair their boots at no cost.
The 40 year old, Joram Ngage Murithi who has been repairing shoes at the Chuka open air market for more than five years volunteered his service as a way of appreciating the work being done by the disciplined forces in ensuring that the public observe the curfew for their own good.
Murithi further disclosed that his aim was to ensure that during the covid-19 curfew period curfew when the police force is very busy throughout the night and the major part of the day, their shoes are put back to working order during the short periods that they are free.
“As far as curfew is concerned, our police are doing a good job in ensuring that we are safe but we as the community should also support them. So I planned to volunteer myself to repair their shoes to ensure they are on duty at all times,” said the cobbler.
He maintained that he does not expect anything in return from the police save for the good service they were giving in Tharaka Nithi County that created a conducive business environment.
Murithi further revealed that his journey to an established cobbler has not been a bed of roses having started as a watchman to raise the initial capital.
The OCS Chuka Police Station, James Njiri welcomed Murithi’s gesture and called on other members of the community to borrow a leaf from him and support the police as they worked for long hours now that Covid-19 has changed their daily routine.
Njiri was however, quick to remind the people of Tharaka Nithi that they would make the work of the police lighter by adhering to the curfew and other directives given by the authorities, including hygiene measures given by the Ministry of Health.
By David Mutwiri/Monicah Nyagah