A police officer attached to Kileleshwa Police Station has been forced into early retirement after he defied orders from above to guard the street name sign recently erected to mark the Francis Atwoli Road.
The long serving officer who normally serves in the traffic department and is always seen helping school children to cross the road was deployed to guard the road sign in Kileleshwa. He was expected to offer 24/7 watch over the road sign to guard against vandals.
Reports say that the man reported to work as demanded of him, but after two hours at work, he could not bear it anymore. He started asking existential questions such as the purpose and meaning of life, and could get no answers.
Eye witnesses say that the police officer was seen stopping motorists who cared to listen and had a chat with them. Being a police officer in uniform, it was easy for him to get some audience.
One driver told our reporter that the officer stopped him and asked him very strange questions. “He asked me several questions and I could see that he was in distress. Who am I? What is my real nature or identity? What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of existence? What is my greater purpose? What is death? What happens when I die? Is there a God?”
Unable to find answers and condemned to guarding a street name sign, the police officer simply went home and texted his boss that he had retired. He also asked the boss to ensure that his pension is sent to his M-PESA number.