The police officer who secured a Briton tourist's bag at Nairobi's Wilson Airport a fortnight ago has been feted by a city university.
Ann Wanjiku endeared herself to Kenyans after keeping safe the bag without interfering with its contents which included monies valued at KSh 2.4 million.
She is among the officers manning the airport situated in Lang'ata constituency. The monies and valuables belonged to Benson Nikcolson who was in Kenya for a tour.
The International Leadership University offered a scholarship to Wanjiku to honour the rare gesture she relayed by tracing the owner of the tempting cash.
The varsity's Vice Chancellor Timothy Kirui said Wanjiku's act of honesty and kindness debunked the assertion that the members of the disciplinary service cannot be trusted.
This, Kirui said, would motivate others to emulate Wanjiku's virtue of integrity and selflessness.
"In this year we have recognised a policewoman because in the image of many Kenyans police are hot to be trusted, they are not people of integrity. But there are some who we want to encourage to persevere," said Kirui.
"She therefore receives an award that is exemplary, an award that is going to be most transformative and which leaves her with a lot of joy in her heart as opposed to the blame that she would have in her own self," added Dr Isaac Kalua.
Wanjiku handed the bag to the airport's management which further engaged the tourist.