It’s always wonderful when we get to hear good things about the Ugandan Police as opposed to the daily negatives we often see on television and the web, as it has come to our attention that a brave and daring officer recently saved a life of an expectant mother in need.
According to reports by the Matooke Republic, the Officer-in-Charge of Namanve Industrial Park Police station, ASP Darlington Eiru, yesterday helped a pregnant mother to deliver a baby after she had sought help from the police to help transport her to the hospital.
According to police, the mother who is a wife to Vincent Abisa got health complications and called police to help transport her to the nearest health centre. However, the officer present at the scene couldn’t do so because the mother already showed signs of delivering the baby.
Faced with a difficult situation, Officer Eiru decided to take matters into his own hands by slipping on a pair of gloves and attending to the expectant mother in need. A few moments later, Abisa’s wife was able to deliver a healthy baby boy due to quick saving actions of the officer.
Eiru later rushed the lady and the baby to the nearest clinic where they are being taken care. According to reports, they’re both in good health with the mother in recovery.
“The Uganda Police Force thanks ASP Eiru for the life-saving help he gave to the woman and child. It is our mandate to save life and property,” said Police.
Officer Darlington Eiru did his best in an impossible situation
When Ugandans are often asked about the police, some of the things that come first to mind include corruption and police brutality in some cases but this time around we can say Eiru is among the few that probably different.
There have been stories where our own Ugandan Police have failed or even denied help to citizens in dire circumstances such as neighbourhood robberies, health emergencies and many more. Some even request for financial compensation before taking action.
It is indeed sad to hear about such reports but let’s not paint the police in a very negative picture as there are those good men and women within the force that do their best to serve the people of this country diligently without fear and courage, and its those that we would love to celebrate.
Officer Eiru is one of those few, and we hope we get to hear and report more stories about such acts of courage. And we hope other members of the Ugandan Police pick a leaf from his actions because we need of them in these trying times.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.