A police officer stationed at the border of Ethiopia and Kenya has put down his gun to teach class five pupils after teachers failed to turn up at school over the fear of insecurity.
Jairus Mulumia was among the security team deployed at Forole Primary School after a series of banditry attacks in the area that left several people dead.
According to a post on facebook by the Education Development Trust, Africa, the officer asked the school headteacher to allow him to teach the pupils after their teachers failed to report over insecurity.
After getting permission from the headteacher, Mulumia, who was a trained teacher got into class 5 and started teaching mathematics.
While he was teaching, officers from the non-governmental organization to visit the school found out that only the girls in that class had the courage to attend school.
The school is a beneficiary of a United Kingdom aid-funded project dubbed Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu.