Look At This Picture…..Cry….And Pray For Our Policemen and Women


Shot Dead: Policeman, Shot By Gangsters In Mombasa, 8th December 2011.

This policeman won’t be home for Christmas.

This brave cop, won’t kiss his baby goodnight, no more.

This cop, even in death, vowed not to let his gun fall into the wrong hands…he died clutching it.

He died protecting you and me.

The policeman was shot dead by gangsters in Mombasa’s Bondeni area.

And as we all get ready to celebrate and make merry this festive season, remember the people who are out there in the streets…making the streets safer for you and me.

Let’s remember the men and women in uniform, who leave their families and risk their lives protecting us.

This December, Mombasa411 challenges you our dear reader: When you come across a cop, be it on the highway, around the corner mtaani kwenu, ama anywhere in town….do this – take off your hat, pigia yeye makofi, and tell him/her how much his/her presence means to you.

And why not, you can even buy him a Kilo of Nyama Choma apelekee watoto.

That’s the spirit.

Mombasa411 salutes our police.

Merry Christmas to the Men and Women wearing the crown.

565 thoughts on “Look At This Picture…..Cry….And Pray For Our Policemen and Women

Add yours

  1. Amazing blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid
    option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Appreciate it!

    Like

  2. let human Right people comment on this.coz they behave as if policemen and women are
    not human beings and fathers and mothers of people.they only comment when a thief is given the seed to swallow by police protecting innocent law abiding citizens.

    Like

  3. He was a man who vowed to protect you and under very little pay which is from hand to mouth.yet only what he got from his devotion,loyalty,patriotism was death.
    who take care of his wife financial needs
    who will educate his children
    where are the human rights activist to fight for this brothers & sisters of ours
    why aren’t they given bullet proofs & helmets
    why has human continually addressed evils committed by police and not at addressing evils done to police officers shame to human rights

    Like

  4. first may God rest his soul in peace.
    but i also beg to differ we always come to say sorry to the police when one of them has died but,they are very ruthless and unprofessional corking guns to shot even when the situation doesn’t require so.
    it a high time the government should seek an initiative to further train Kenya police so that they protect its citizen well

    Like

  5. No CRIMINAL should be pardoned for such a crime! Im so sad!…..In fact this is not the first…..sometime back in 2009….wananchi were captured on camera stoning a policeman in uniform….for God’s sake are we out of our mind?

    Like

  6. This is the true defination of a HERO…..They deserve to be recognised by the state and the families that they leave behind should be catered for FOR LIFE.

    Like

  7. May God Protect and reward the Police men and women, and may the brave soul rest in eternal peace.
    we love you because you are our brothers and sisters, cousins, mum and dad, nephews and nieces. May God bless protect you.

    Like

  8. dats for sure….inspite of the fact they are hated by people coz of their cruelity at work,its not comparable to wat they do for us all in the long run….they rily sacrifice big tym…..they deserve to b respected,honoured and adored coz their devotion in protecting us reduce their probability of being alive each second dat iz to come….RIP hero.

    Like

  9. Day by day I think of you,
    How can all of this be true?
    I can’t believe you’re really gone,
    I still can’t accept it,
    Even after so long.
    Just the thought of you makes me cry,
    I never even got the chance to say goodbye.
    Every picture, every letter,
    I don’t know if it will ever get better.
    I always smell your familiar scent,
    It makes me think of all of the times we’ve spent.
    I know we didn’t always get along,
    And every time we talked, it would always go wrong.
    So many things I never got to say,
    I never imagined you’d ever be so far away.
    You were my brother,
    And I loved you like no other.
    In my heart you’ll always be
    REST IN PEACE
    PETER KIARIE IGECHA
    Source: Big Brother Poem, You’re Gone http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-big-brother-youre-gone#ixzz1ghbQSpJi
    Family Friend Poems

    Like

  10. AS WE LAY YOU DOWN TO REST TOMORROW I WISH YOU WERE ALIVE TO HEAR THIS WORDS DEAR,YOU WERE THE BEST COUSIN N BROTHER WE EVER HAD IN THIS FAMILY YOU DIED FOR US,YOU ARE MY HERO,N DONT WORRY ABOUT LITTLE MELVIN WE WILL WATCH OVER HIM TOO FOR YOU,I LOVE YOU,AND AM LET YOU GO IN PEACE RIP PETER KIARIE ,,,

    Like

  11. May god rest his soul in eternal peace and the family be @peace.but lets not pretend that they are as good as some of us think they are, lets flash back to the live executions of those suspected to be criminals along langata road the other day.As said by the english men tit for tat is a fare game and live by the gun die by the same gun.

    Like

  12. It doesn’t look right when a policeman dies this way. Let us unite and provide information to police on such criminals that want to spoil the much needed security that we need. Rest in peace officer!

    Like

  13. I pity the upcoming background of this idiots who did this to our fellow Kenyan citizen coz they must be ashamed of themselves~plizz Wakenya wenzangu let us have sympathy to the people who are doing good to us n protecting our Kenya lol!!!!

    Like

  14. I once suffered in the hands of police, I will never forget. Arrested for no offense and spend a night in jail when I just gone to the shop with the visitors waiting in my house.

    The police man who mishandled me is known as ‘Maulidi” attached to Makupa Plolice in Mombasa his home town in Tana River. I keep cursing him till today.

    I agree not all are bad. I salute good ones.

    Like

    1. I know what you mean, but thats true they are not bad not all of them. but I hope and pray for the bad ones to be good as well. But all in all it is sad for what has happened. R:I:P

      Like

  15. yeah he died protecting you and me and he remained true to his duty even in death (by clutching on to his gun)
    may his soul rest in eternal peace

    Like

  16. in most african countries corruption is normal especially from their governments so why so shocked then if a policemen get shot ? I feel with this guy and his family but i guess there must come also a african spring like what happened in muslim countries these days to change things

    Like

  17. Oh Almighty God,
    Whose Great Power And Eternal
    Wisdom Embraces The Universe,
    Watch Over All Policemen and
    Law Enforcement Officers.
    Protect Them From Harm
    In The Performance Of Their Duty
    To Stop Crime, Robberies,
    Riots And Violence.
    We Pray, Help Them Keep
    Our Streets And Homes Safe
    Day And Night.
    We Recommend Them To
    Your Loving Care
    Because Their Duty Is Dangerous.
    Grant Them Your Unending Strength And
    Courage In Their Daily Assignments.
    Dear God, Protect These
    Brave Men & Women,
    Grant Them Your Almighty
    Protection,
    Unite Them Safely With Their
    Families After Duty Has Ended.
    Amen.

    Like

  18. Where are the Human rights lobies when cops are killed? Do they exist just to protect criminals? Or do human rights only apply to criminals?

    Like

  19. R.I.P, to his lovely family n friends, our cond. n to the thugs your days arejust 40, u might not be lucky to see the 39nth day ,but your heads will be feasted in hell.And where is our KNHCR

    Like

  20. Kiarie,my clsmate rest in peace. Quite sad but when God is in control we dont question. May God give tha family n friends peace in this difficult moment.

    Like

  21. Kiarie,my clsmate rest in peace. Quite sad for us but when God is in control we dont question. May God give tha family n friends peace in this difficult moment.

    Like

  22. R.I.P despite the fact that he is dead, he still holds a place in our hearts, God gives and takes, if it was his plan then glory still goes back to him but if it was not we as Kenyans we will stand still by praying for his family for peace and strength.

    Like

  23. To all our uniformed men and women take heart and let not these hoodlums and burglars water down an effort that men like him put in keeping our towns ,streets and homes safe.As the citizens we give you the poower to apply the full force againts them and our prayers and thoughts are with the family. These are are our everyday heroes, he didnt die invain and thats a fact.One day we will have better kenya free of crime and filled with peace and plenty.
    R.I.P Officer i salute you.
    Jeff.

    Like

  24. so sad indeed…………why him, he too has a life to live, a family to feed, a daughter or a son to feed. we’ve lost a warrior.
    but, remember…………..God is watching.

    R.I.P cop, we loved but almighty God loved you most.

    Like

  25. Very sad in deed.How we never recognize the
    services the police do for our country in protecting us.How no human activist has raised an issue of police rights but when a criminal is killed by police they talk about human rights.May he rest in peace.

    Like

  26. It is so sad that even here in America we have to have police officers to keep us safe. If we could do the things that our JESUS ask us to do and that is to love everyone as much as we love our selves then there would be no sins here in the world. We would not need guns or knives to kill people & we would not have wars. Can we try to just love each other,try it for a year and see how much better life can be. Bring the LORD home with you and see what happens to your heart.Take HIM to church with you and let HIM give the sermon..There would be peace all over the church & the rest of the city..Yes lets pray for the police men and any one that you run in to.. In JESUS name ,I love you all. .<3.<3.

    Like

  27. kudos 2 all security agencies 4 tha gud task of manning security 2 our native land.may tha lord of partriach be on our midst as we perform ths kind of vocation n eventually enable us emerge triumphant at the end of it all.

    Like

  28. police work is the most dangerous career in kenya and may the good Lord be with them from the time they race up their boots,to the time their berets leave their head.Rest in PEACE hero.

    Like

  29. We, the wives of the policemen know what we go through, when our husbands leave us in charge of the house and children days and nights just to protect you and with not much rewards at the end of it, remember they are just human beings like any other – REST IN PEACE!

    Like

  30. It is Empathetic.Pole for this painful death!This leaves me with alot of questions;Where do these thugs get the guns from?Are the guns manufacturered in the Country?Where is the intelligency agents?Policemen work with your colleagues to stop this!We recognise that your work is ectic and I encourage you to work harder and treat it as a calling from God.I really support you.I really pray that you be guided by wisdom.When you recieve a few coins in exchange for riffles or any other weapon, it is to the detriment of the whole country.

    Like

  31. The goverment shud pay our fathers and mothers wel 4 real.my dad as only ksh 6085.kwa payslip becoz alimba loan to buy shamba.basic salary yake ni 16000.this is too smal 4 sure the govt shud do something.

    Like

  32. May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace.I do salute all the policemen for the good job they are doing.May God protect and bless them.

    Like

  33. its sad dat da cop is gone. he is one of da heroes who will neva b recognised. sins in kenya police officers are not humans da bastaed who kild him will enjoy his frdm.may da lord rest his soul in peace. gudby dear bro

    Like

  34. may you rest in eternal life coz u were defending kenyans’ life but watu wenye roho chafu …………………………………… we are in a deep sorrow pole the remaining family

    Like

  35. This is a man just like you and i, a father, a son, a husband, a provider, a protector, a guardian. Let’s acknowledge each other, pay for each other, see beyond the uniform and whatever prejudices you may have against it and realize each one of us is doing the best he can under the circumstances.
    I empathize and feel sad that a life, a valuable life, a man who means the world to many and puts himself at risk and jeopardy for the sake and safety of others should be lost like that. Let’s take the time to appreciate each other because that could be any one of us.
    Once again pray and pray hard for each other, for divine protection and most of all that we may regain the meaning of life. Because such a heinous act only goes to show we are but a strand away from living like animals…with no purpose at all!

    Like

  36. These boys and girls in crwn risk their preacious life for the love of our bloved country. Let us all b friends to them n make them deliver deir duties to us with passion. They r our br. sistes uncles, aunts, mothers and even fathers. They have body n flesh just like me n u. Ley us appreciate what they do. P C KIARIE MA PERSONAL FRIEND REST IN PEACE. I CELEBRATE U.

    Like

  37. Gone but not forgotten you are a hero standing on behalf of the whole kenyans, defending the innocent and the weak, i won’t forget you!!! God bless you and rest in peace man, you are a true hero. In your departure remember this hero. Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.

    Like

  38. Let people appreciate our essential services.We are some times never seen but we are always there in the back ground night and day.When you are having fun always remember there is someone looking after you.
    Rest in peace.

    Like

  39. Actually may I kindly ask that you do not use this as ‘entertainment news material’. Its not even going to make kenyans change. Police army reserve are all human beings, husbands fathers sons and people. Please don’t allow this pic on ur wall. Its not going to help them at all. And its not fair for this man’s family to see his pic like this! Shame on you all for doing this to his family! Can you just stop!!!!! Some of us cannot appreciate what u r trying to ‘entertain’ people with!!! God help you to understand that this pic is soo painful to me and others!

    Like

  40. I salute all police men and women who are out to protect us come what may. May our good Lord bless the work of your hands and favor you always. To the bereaved family of our brave one God knows the reason why,may He give you courage and strength to take it.

    Like

  41. Iam very very sad. why! why! why!, couldnt they spare his life, iam sad coz life once lost cannot be restored, not in this world. i wish he could live to see the dawn of the day but now it will never happen again, hes dead. lie in the grave for NO offence commited , but just because of doing a good job of protecting us. life is sometimes unfair. RIP, a true kenyan hero. ma sincere condolence to the family

    Like

  42. Poleni sana familia yote na kikosi cha polisi. Ni uchungu mwingi sana. RIP my fellow hero. God wil take care on your dependants

    Like

  43. Tis sad 2 seen such scene bt dats the nature of our work n sm1 has 2 doit Police iz changing n so shld the pple hia in Kiganjo life iz nt az b4 the beating abuses, inhuman torture so to all officers help the newly recruited officers who r joining the service

    Like

  44. Pole sana officer.
    we were all born to suffer.
    May GOD give the family,friends and the entire national police service community of this family strength to bear and overcome this great lose.

    Like

  45. Be greatful for every year you live.No matter how long you live,remember that u will be dead much longer.There is nothin at all to look forwad to.

    Like

  46. The human life in this nation has reached a level in which it is valued lower than that of one single peanut. We have tolerated so much disregard for the human life, through greed that places human life below the sacred. There was a time when even the rogue of all rogues, when the thieves of all thieves, when the maniacs or all maniacs found life to be sunctified. Not any more with individuals watching videos that show drug abuse, prostitutions, violence and perverted sexual indulgences as the fad! Young people can no longer separate the reality from the sureal, the reality from the commmercial, the reality from the innocent expression in the name of art mimicking life! Its a sad day in the history of our life when even in the forces there are the honest hard working cobs and their colleagues who in the discharge of their duties are bertrayed by their very own for a nickel or shekel. How very sad. Indeed my heart bleeds for the cop who lays there prostrate….a son of a woman and man, a brother and husban d to another, a father who had dreams probably to be the next Commissioner General, wasted by individuals who could have easily taken what they need and spared a sacred life, who could have shown honor even in their trade by shotting to immobilize but never to play God. Yet we know those that bring others to death by the sword, shall they too leave the earth by the sword and that sword be a gun so shall it be they will leave by the gun. May the anger that is being expressed find a way of targetting the ones that desreve it and may our children not be tormented to veagence that may be indicriminate from sheer anger. Oooh Lord help this nation. It is totatlly lacking in discipline, respect for life, its totally headed for self implosion when the ones who should care, careless, when the ones who should lead are clueless and when the ones who should boldly step out and say something remain cowardly faceless. Oooh Lord help our children who will cry for them and who will protect them?
    Farewell thee my protector may your family know it was not in vain.

    Like

  47. Am sincerely n utterly very sori,to the family members of the deceased policeman, i lack words towards to express ma feelings but may God punishh the concerned killers ,

    Like

  48. I salute u officers. A POLICEMAN’S PRAYER . O Almighty God, whose great power n eternal wisdom embrace the universe, watch over all policemen n law enforcement officers. Protect them 4rm harm in the performance of their duty to stop crime, robberies & riots n violence. We pray, help them to keep our streets n homes safe day n night. We recommend them 2 ur loving care b’cause their duty is dangerous. Grant them ur strength n courage in their daily assignmnts. Dear God,protect these brave men, grant them ur almighty protection,unite them safely with their families after duty ends. Amen

    Like

  49. May the soul of this patriotic officer,caretaker of his loved fellow kenyans,brave n the true icon of loyalty Rest in Eternal peace…AMEN

    Like

  50. May his soul rest in peace,and may the Wananchi understand the heights on which our policemen go,to make sure thay as you sleep safely in your house,no thug comes to harm and rob you.

    Like

  51. Where are the human rights commission. If it were a thief they could have mobilized protesting crowd to demonstrate. Thanks for the citizens for their concerns about our fellow who have unfortunately left us. We will never hesitate whenever we come i to contact with the criminals.

    Like

  52. Everyday police are shot and killed by thugs,no word from human rights bodies,when thugs are killed they open their stinking mouths wide criticising law Enforcers f**** them all hypocrates.

    Like

  53. Cops, thumbs up. I knu u will get this killer. But one voice is noticeably quiet. HUMAN RIGHTS &Activists. When a cop kills a thug u roar to the whole world as if every Kenyan is dead and when a cop is killed by the thugs u defend u r now mum..!

    Like

  54. This is so sad why did the thugs have to kill him yet it seems they took nothing from him.My condolence to his family and all his relatives.

    Like

  55. its painfull.may God almight be with his family en may he still,grant our beloved cops protection frm this evil hands.may the involved be found.

    Like

  56. Really so sad. He died bravely while executing his job. problem, pple dont appreciate corps in there efforts while protect life & property of mwananchi.

    Like

  57. Not all police are good…can’t help at this time but remember the ones that beat neighbors son, lied on mine and made deal wit guilty to get less time if they lied on another so they could convict. Don’t see all police as bad because on the no good ones, nut don’t see all as good because of the good ones. Some are the worse kind of criminal, we pay them.

    Like

  58. Mark my words!Nitalipiza kisasi,to anybody carrying as little as a pen knife am an yo neck!
    With ma g3 am still the 5-0 you would love to hate!

    Like

  59. lets pray for our cops cause belive it or not no matter how much we hate them we will came to need them one day and we know.True there are some rouge officers in the force but we also have angles in there.Men and women out to protect and defend us who are weak.so pray for them and buy atleast one a drink if you meet them on the streets.

    Like

  60. From the look of things, This Cop Should not have died, had he received Medical attention ASAP. Notice, He had his firm grip on the Gun and the Cap.

    May His soul Rest in Eternal Peace. And those who shot him must know- “those who live by the sword will die by the sword”.- Bible quote

    Like

  61. They are NOT all heroes,SOME are THE SAME Gangstars,This is painfull but it beats logic to praise EVERY policeman even for the sins they do! I CAN NOT REMOVE MY KOFIA TO ANY POLICEMAN.I choose who deserves my respect.Thank you.Lets pray for kenya,Death is death,be it a policeman or a child life if EQUAL.

    Like

  62. Were it the thug,others would have shouted to their loudest ‘extrajudicial killing or trigger happy police’pliz activists XYZ,police officers are also humans,lets agitate for their human rights too,bravo mombasa 411 for your candit concern,symphaty and empathy to our gallant soldiers

    Like

  63. Am weeping,this brother woke up and took courage in a bid to protect us and our property only to be conviscated of his precious life,never to see another day.He died a hero.am begging God to forgive him any sin he might have committed while on earth and allow him rest in heaven.And the killer;our tears shall haunt you wherever,whenever….

    Like

  64. They are the unsung heroes always criticized but rarely appreciated for the work they do everday.May he rest in eternal peace&may God grant his family strength.

    Like

  65. I am weeping for this life lost innocently.he woke up and armed himself to protect us and our property…too bad he never saw another day.He is a hero…i am sory to his family,friends and colleagues…i am begging God to forgive him any sin he might have committed on earth and let him rest in heaven.
    And to the killer;our tears shall follow you wherever,whenever….

    Like

  66. My dad is a cop and a know how it feels like when one of your parents go for an operation and you only anticipate their homecoming……we call em all sorts of nems but they do all sorts of things for our safety!

    Like

  67. may the lord protect us all form hurt, harm and pain and teach us all how to love again for it was him who gave us life and it is only he the holy one that has the right to take alife and he are she that doses one day will stand be for him,and in their shoe you and i would not to be for the lord raith is mighty indeed,and he will take care of them too. trust and beleive he will see us though, for the lord know who’s bad and who’s good and we shall answer for the things we do may your pain be touched bt god

    Like

  68. And we wananchi blame the police for extra-judicial killings, then they are the one protecting us from this gangs, lets one day all the police goes on strike!!!!!!!! even the president ataenda kwake before 5pm. everybody in the city will be trouble. and by the way policemen rae our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers uncle yet you blame them for killing. gangs don’t spare policemen at all and you want the policemen to spare them they who they r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is no time for who is who between police and the gangs so guys be sincerely with our servicemen and women!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Like

  69. He fought a good fight he protected his people to the end, not because of him but for us he died and now lying on a pool of blood, we still love him and may he rest in eternal peace

    Like

  70. It very sad to see the man protecting us killed may almighty GOD rest his sour in eternal peace.for his family friends and relatives may the Lord give them strength during this difficult time.The goverment shld assist the family of this officer.

    Like

  71. i am almost in tears.Dear Lord please forgive me for all the times i thought they just loiter to harass us.God bless this mans soul

    Like

  72. May God rest his soul in eternal peace……May we all remember his family in a special way…May God Gran them Peace and may He occupy the gap left …rest in peace

    Like

  73. i do recognize you efforts. even with little pay you’ve chosen to protect the citizens even if it means dying in the line of duty. when a police dies, a loss; when a gangster dies, a gain.

    Like

  74. I pity them coz they are identical 2 gangs bcoz of the uniform why cant they use the unform 4 offical duties thn whn patrol wear civilian

    Like

  75. Its so sad and worrying that when our policemen/women are ruthlessly mudered my thugs while protecting us,, the human rights activists are not heard, but when a policeman kills a thug, police are condemned>>and blamed of violating human rights!! !!
    Do police have no rights like other human beings!!
    May all the souls of our policemen lost in their line of duty rest in peace..and God give everlasting peace and protection to their families…

    Like

  76. Lets be our brother’s keeper. Unity is strenth and as the policemen tryng to keep our atmosphere cool, lets us also try to protect them. Finally brethren Umoja ni Nguvu, Utengano ni Udhaifu.

    Like

  77. you’ve died bravely protecting kenyans,may the lord bless your soul and give your family strength this hard times.,if only police reforms was realistic,then i think only a bullet proof jacket could have…..,rest in peace comrade!!!

    Like

  78. Rest in peace my brother,you have finish the race,and the killer,has no place to hide.Finally,will be traced,and STOPPED. Malabo ni hapa hapa dunia,na siku karibu. We shall not be shaken,it is a declared war on the criminals we must win. No any better option.

    Like

  79. God grant all our law enforcers, the strength and courage, to enforce the law fearlessly and cover them and their families with your blood oh dear LORD. bless them with your mercy LORD Amen, this prayer is dedicated to all those who do their service to the people at heart, gudos , brother you died a hero. merry christmas

    Like

  80. Yes our men in Uniform do a great job protecting us. The criminals who do not want to work save loot from the hardworking Kenyans should be reported and shot by firing squad. I hope the human rights groups who scream every time a police shoots in self defence can cry out in lamantation for this brave son of the land.

    Like

  81. My Dad was a cop. He didnt die this way. But I surely feel this. Good Idea. It’s about time we did what we are supposed-tell them thanx for keeping us safe!

    Like

  82. Oooooh, very sad, may God rest his soul in eternal peace. I wonder what the government is doing to protect the guys in blue from such deaths, bullet proof vests ??

    Like

  83. May his soul rest in peace. …So so sad, indeed A big up to all the law enforcers…May the Lord protect and watch over them. I will make an effort to appreciate them during this festive season

    Like

  84. wananchi,it is time we understood the dangers this guyz go through.let us handle them with respect,urge the government to give them better terms of service and reasonable working hours.i was once assigned a policeman in the course of my duties,only to realise that the guy had just come from manning a roadblock,and there he was expected to offer security in the hot sun for the next 12 hours, and who knows,maybe the guy was sent back to the roadblock in the evening for a paltry pay of14000 bobs.as a society,we need to a soul searching on this
    rest in peace bro,
    musula,nakuru

    Like

  85. What you suggest we do is good but will not save any life. Remember even when a cop shoots a thieve dead, that is lost life in the eyes of all of us n those of God. The best thing to do is be the positive change in the society and then bring the change to others in the society. Personally I have helped change a petty offender (pick pocket) and drunkard to a resourceful green grocer who is independent and is able to support his younger sis’ schooling. If he could have progressed to an armed robber, I don’t know and we will never know since even him the changed man does not know or even think about it. The point here is no one is born a thief or want to be a thief wen they grow up. The society is the one that has failed. Us guys who are well to do in the society do not always respect the poor n less fortunate thus are not willing to be understanding or lend a helping hand. An example is when we are rude to matatu touts (who I accept are generally rude but this is their self defense. think over that*). They are hard working an wake up early in the morning to ensure u get to work & in return earn a living. What we are very good at is insulting them and telling them they refused to be educated or a fovourite one for many of us is that “ten bob ni kitu ndogo sana kwangu na ndiyo maana huwezi tajirika mwizi wewe!” Remember he woke up @ 5an to go to work. This in effect is demoralizing and inhumane. To cut the long story short, my desire is to have a society that does not need policing, one that people love and respect their neighbour. Don’t forget that police also take innocent lives too, whether stray bullets negligence, deals gone sour, executions etc. No life should be lost this way. Criminal reform also. be part of positive change

    Like

  86. Once a soldier alwys a soldier and he has actually fulfilled his promise to die for his country.lets all hold a minute of silence for our hero…..rest in piece

    Like

  87. Where are the fucked up human rights activists?Whenever criminals are killed, they cry foul and when our police officers suffer in the front line, none of them talks.

    Like

  88. something need be done to have them equiped with body armours. they can help safe their lifes if not their limbs atleast. God keep them safe in their missions.

    Like

  89. its so sad that our cops loose their lifes in such brutal ways. .But at the end no one fights 4 their rights when they r killed..may his soul rest in eternal peace.thnx alot 411 for the highlight.

    Like

  90. Its so sad to see wat a society we hv become.as much as sts we dislike our police force to some extent they protect us.may God bless them n their families

    Like

  91. It’s painful to loose the life of such a young officer.Where the human rights groups.Atleast they should say something regarding the rights of Utumishi Kwa Woto.

    Like

  92. R.I.P may the Lord take good care of ua family.till we meet again.it is said that life is like a chain so by ua death th chain may seem brkn bt 1 day wen we also do follow u there in eternity the chain will be united again n we shall be one as we used to be….

    Like

  93. this is too sad.shocking to the people and relatives of those working in the forces.
    May the good Lord rest his soul in peace and give hope to the beloved ones.
    aaii.watu ni wabaya

    Like

  94. this is being in of duty…..well the children should not see their dad lying in such a spool of blood…..is mind boggling…..and tormenting…..the press should not be allowed to let such picture[s],be seen in public again….this is not professional.

    Like

  95. I dedicate my xmas gifts to the police men and women who have worked tirelessly to prevent us from the hungry people who do not want to work hard and earn but just want easy money made by other people. I condemn the human right activists who usuall condemn the police when they kill gangsters. Why dont they now condemn the gangsters who have killed the innocent police officer who taking care of the innocent Kenyans. May God rest the soul of the innocent police officer in eternal peace.

    Like

  96. may God remember him in paradise and those loosers who shot him wont get far.we also pray for dedicated police force that their good work is always remembered..

    Like

  97. GOD IS THE SOLUTION OF EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD,RECALL HIS TEN LAWS,ONE OF IT IS THAT U SHOULD KILL ESPECIALLY THE INNOCENT SOULS.MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND GLORY BE 2 GOD OH FATHER,

    Like

  98. very sad situation,this picture changed completely my thought toward police m/women,b4 i c them corrupt& arrogant bt nt any more these pple deserve our respect,may GOD rest his soul in peace.AMEN!!

    Like

  99. that’s why i advocate for shoot to kill, or else it will be get shot at and get killed! May your family be comforted during this trying time.

    Like

  100. Indeed our uniformed forces are our pride. Despite all, I salute them and pray that God may continually grant them the strength to move on.

    Like

  101. Let us salute and appreciate all our man in uniforms protecting our family back in kenya, we salute you. and i wanna tek this opportunity to wish all our kenya police officers merry christmass

    Like

  102. So sad, may the living God rest his soul in peace. Always we remember you for the work you do for US all Police.

    God protect you always.

    Regards Damaris.

    Like

  103. OUR HERO
    But why did you have to go too soon?how i need you,especially now when so much seems so wrong,i want to hear your commanding voice again to assure me of the security around me,could it be?????,i hear it,the sound of familliar voice calling,can you hear me? please mr afande tell me you do’coz im afraid of insecurity in my place whom will i ran to incase the thugs come to me? please wake up ooh no dont tell me you are no more? what about otieno.wanjiru , naliaka en their mum,will government take care of them? but GOD is for us.REST IN PEACE OUR COMRADE.

    Like

  104. Our Kenyan police,we appreciate your efforts towards protecting the mighty nation Kenya,we need a day set aside for our Kenyan police to celebrate their efforts of which is the basis of our peaceful coexistence.

    Like

  105. not all of them, these are corrupt individuals who knows no moral. but for the one brave one whom died protecting us, may his soul rest in peace.

    Like

  106. I do feel ta pain an hence expres my hrt felt grievance 2 al POLICE country wide, his entire family and 2 al Kenyans. PlZ lets handle others the way we 1 2 b handled 2.

    Like

  107. I’m sorry that he died protecting me and you. This guys go alot in protecting us and only God knows what they endure.May the good Lord protect his family.

    Like

  108. When u wake up and end the day being alright don’t take it for granted in every profession you are give thanks to God
    Pray also for every Government worker since it requires much from them to us.
    Rest in Peace!

    Like

  109. SAD
    Pls community policing should be practiced
    As patriotic Kenyans we should give relevant information to the corps because
    they are risking their lives protecting us,
    I feel for him and the family
    May good God rest his soul in eternal peace.
    Its good the world paid back the culprits in this case immediately, I thank God for that.

    Like

  110. The man lying down there was a gud friend, a brother, a father somewhere, a gurdian n a man of the people.

    He loved God. Mostly, u wud hear him quote words frm d bible. He loved changed! He preached peace whereva he went.

    The news abt his death was a bombshell! It shockd me bt its life anyway. Wat has a beginning must hav an end.

    He died a hero, holding his weapon. He died protecting Kenyans. I wud say, he caught a grenade 4 ‘us’. REST IN PEACE KIARIE TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

    Like

  111. less appreciated i’ll start with huyu traffic ye ua gpo even the ma3 drivers no him he works with a smile on his face n they say he takes no bribe n he gives warnin

    Like

  112. dear Gangsters please take your time and listen to your hearts don’t try to get rich easily without working hard for it it is our duty to protect Kenya and one another in our day to day activities i Have seen a friend die as a gangster i want not to see many of you die please take your time and change a soul,become a testimony and change lives

    Like

  113. not everybody treasures them or thinks about hw much they risk their lives for our safety bt i do.they sacrifice xo much even their own happiness with their family bt we dnt see that.its nt xo easy the least u can do is appreciating that you cant do what they do……………………

    Like

  114. I feel for this policeman who died in the hands of gansters but remember they also kill innocent civilians…i can’t pigia policeman makofi hata kidogo…Not me…

    Like

  115. Thank you to who are purely concern with the passing of a dedicated police officer JOHN KIARIE we really feel your absence and your family and your children miss you more. I salute you all men and women in Utumishi kwa wote you mean alot to our peace.

    Like

  116. Where is the human rights now the policemen are killed or they are there to wait when a policeman kills robbers is when they talk alot about their human rights. we should give them our support when they need it after a good job done.

    Like

  117. thanks alots 4 those concerned abt da work corps do ,am sure GOD sees how they dedicate their live t its citizen regardless of poor working condition ,may da goverment concider them as first priority.

    Like

  118. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. I always believe that bad things happen to bad people.

    This cop might have killed an innocent father. Then the same happened to him.
    He probably diverted the course of justice to suit a man who had money.
    Or something worse.

    I agree that cops are good in watching out for us.

    But they go way too far in taking advantage of citizens.
    They harass young jobless men asking for money.
    They leave the drug peddlers alone and go to harass innocent citizens.
    And I am full of spite for every cop that makes a citizen suffer.
    Every cop that bears false witness,
    Deserves to die!!!

    Like

    1. Officers Carry the “sword” (gun) with the authority to protect civillian. Unless that gun is miss used it is not the same “sword” the Bible refers to as you have quoted.

      Like

  119. We should honor and respect all the men and women in uniform. They deserve more… God protect their lives as well as their families.

    Like

  120. i personally witnessed this dreadful shooting of the policeman it wos terrible watching someone dying,i realy felt touched by hw the police die at times. you can imagine hw shameful his death woz and to whole forces of our kenya.Iteere must come up with some intelligent to cub the police from being the first targets of gangs whenever they r around, i think police should not be in uniform so that gangs wont target then first when they wanted to commit a crime.

    Like

  121. police need to clean house,get rid of corrupt members who jeopardize other good cops’ lives, – who protect criminals,who rent out their guns,who are indifferent to minor crimes,who dont keep records,who are on criminals’ payroll, who share police info with gangs………

    thats where it starts…….you should be ruthless with those kind whether big cop or small cop

    Like

  122. i blame the silly stupid and egocentric politicians who have let our great sons and daughters in the police force down, if the officer had a bullet proof vest he could not have lost his life, they ride in bullet proof cars and are protected by the over exposed corps may the lord bless him and watch over his family

    Like

  123. so sad,as much as they are guard us,enforce law they are men and women with families and other lives!so sad,God please grant his family comfort,solace and peace and may his soul rest in peace.

    Like

  124. i am just so gutted by that photo. Good grief. Just know that we live with animals who wear trousers(thugs), and the guys in uniform live a life of sacrifice. Every cop who carries a firearm knows that he is a marked man,and danger may lurk at any corner. May God rest the soul of this brave soldier in peace.And may you spare a thought and a prayer for our brothers and sisters in uniform.

    Like

  125. We condemn such behavioural killing cops won’t be tolerated .. The killer should get kill as well … Can you emerge his family now in .. No…-

    Like

  126. to sad …seeing those who dedicate their lives in protecting us, faln prey of da gangster, may God grant his soul an eternal peace.

    Like

  127. Great article, but please don post such photos, its disturbing plus you are disrespecting the deceased which is unproffessional. Publishing photos of dead bodies is against the International Media Standards and practice.

    Like

  128. Am very sorry with da way our brothers and sisters are brutally murderd yet they r nt recognized by da public,i urge those few officer who havent impresd change in our country 2do so,so dat da citizens may have +ve attitudes 2wards them.

    Like

  129. How much would it cost our govt to give cops bullet proof vests. He died for nothing. Our greedy leaders whom we’ve elected still take home huge perks and still wont pay tax to facilitate such.In the next election one of the criterion should be an aspirants willingness to pay tax.

    Like

  130. So sad,may tha almighty lord rest his soul in eternal peace and ma condolence to the bereaved family and tha entire police fraternity. God gv us strength &courageto persue this uncouth men ending our lives sadly as we approach this festive seaon.

    Like

  131. Indeed its so sad our officers suffer in the wrong hands of thugs, have ever imagined life without our police officers? I salute all our officers, God will shield you against this criminals!!!!

    Like

  132. Indeed its so sad our officers suffer in the wrong hands of thugs, have ever imagined life without our police officers? I salute all our officers, God will shield you against our criminals!!!!

    Like

  133. too sad and scaring.may the Lord rest his soul in peace,to our security officers be strong we love we support you wherever you are

    Like

  134. Policemen and policewomen are human beings. They deserve to be treated like the brother, sister, father, mother, uncle, aunt, cousin, grandparent we have. Kudos Mombasa 411.

    Like

  135. I’m sure this cop will be carried from here and burried at his home without a single penny for his family.e.g My elder bro was gunned down by gangsters after serving six years in the force,later,he was burried and his family left penniless,desperate and poor.The govt should at least insure our cops coz their job borders on any eventuality.

    Like

  136. The work the police do is very hard ,challenging and very dangerous.Let su encourage our policemen and women everywhere in Kenya.God bless the police of Kenya and their leadership

    Like

  137. May lord rest his soul in eternal peace and my God give his family strength to endure this lose….where are the so called human rights activists who thump their chest eti wanatetea haki za watu..aren’t our brave men in uniform human beings? don’t they deserve to be safe? why aren’t they condemning this? KNHCR,MUHURI etc.

    Like

    1. Khakim, your question is as good as mine, where are these famous fools now? why not a single word even of ‘pole’ to the family of the cop from them, they can all go and rot in hell !!!!!!!

      Like

      1. Khakim/Dan believe it or not, these same guys have policemen gurding them and thier families. Why dont they surrender then after all is it not risky to be protected by a bad watchman (cop)

        Like

  138. Its sad to loose someone in this manner but the police kill innocent Kenyans daily a few weeks ago policemen killed a father and his son who was to join form 1 next year. I believe that if you live by the gun you gonna die by the gun lets stop being hypocrites let them feel the pain that all Kenyans whose family members have died in the hands of policemen have felt.

    Like

    1. Cops are humans too. Yes they make mistakes at times outragers one at that. But we need them out there every day and minute. Not all cops are trigger happy. Cops do not live by the gun, its their tool of trade which is to protect not cos hurm to innocent people. So living by the gun can only apply to rog cop and thurgs. Unless i do not understand the saying….

      Like

    1. How sad. But know for every police hater out there you have million who surport you sad that they do not come out and do so openly like the haters do.

      Like

  139. May the Lord remember this brave soul for laying down his life in the defence of justice! I hope those bastards who committed this act are brought to a swift & decisive justice soon.

    Like

  140. It is with great sorrow that this happened n nobody feels like it happened even the media, if it would have bn a killing by police it wld have run n the papers the next six months bt this one is just another normal to them…?!!! These r ur bros n sis n they protect u though u only c the 50 bob given by matatus n ts nt urs n u dnt own thay vehicle bt t hurts u more than life.

    Like

  141. My fellow collegue, u fought a good fight, u won the race n u kept your faith. Condolenses to his family, friends n workmates. R.i.p

    Like

  142. Because of you and i, the policeman risked his life so that we can be safe and at the end all we can say to then is nothing, even just to thank them is a problem. We view them as a enemies, yes a number of them aren’t good people since they harass civilians, but to the responsible police person Bravo and God bless you.

    Like