Is she the cutest police officer in Kenya???She is only 28 years old, yet she holds a powerful office of an assistant county commissioner – Her tender age and gender have not stopped Maurine Kerubo Ondari from solving disputes brought before her . TUKO.co.ke visited Ondari at her place of work in Ruai, Nairobi for an exclusive and inspirational story When you see Maurine Kerubo Ondari in her civilian clothes you will probably brush her off as an ordinary young lady and that is when you shall have gone wrong.
Ondari is the Assistant County Commissioner of Ruai Division in Nairobi, a position that was formally known as District Officer or D.O.
As the 28-year-old handles the problem, you cannot help but notice the respect she is accorded by the clients who from time to time address her as “Madam D.O”
” I’ll get information about my area; what is going on security wise, socially, politically, economically…and that starts at 5…by the time it reaches 5:15, I shall have already updated my boss on what is going on,” she says adding that it is often hard to tell how her day would unfold.
As she speaks, the thought of whether she commands respect of older clients and colleagues, some of whom she is their boss, crosses my mind. “When you are dealing with older men in their 50s and 60s, …it becomes a bit challenging…they really want a solution that you cannot offer in a day or an hour,” Ondari explains. The paramilitary-trained lady and a graduate of Sociology and Political Science got the challenging job when she was 26 and it did not start well.
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