Why you will not find Chief Inspector Rudisha directing traffic
Chief Inspector David Lekuta Rudisha is based at the Traffic Police Department headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi.
However, do not expect to see him on Kenyan roads directing traffic any time soon. This is meant to give him adequate time to train and deliver gold medals to Kenya, as he did on Tuesday.
His previous deployment was at the Kenya Police Training College, Kiganjo.
Most officers of his rank usually head traffic departments in police divisions.
Their work entails ensuring the free flow of traffic, investigating accidents and enforcing traffic laws, as well as leading road safety campaigns.
The 800-metre world champion defended his Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro.
Rudisha describes himself as a “track and field athlete, 800m 1:40.91 world record champion, Olympic champion, IAAF male athlete of the year 2010, ANOC male athlete of London 2012 Olympics.”
Kenyans took to twitter where the hashtag #DavidRudisha trended the whole day, with KOT congratulating the world champion.
President Uhuru Kenyatta wrote: “We are so proud of David Rudisha for retaining his 800 metres gold at Rio.”
And Deputy President William Ruto posted: “David Rudisha, you have made our country proud by defending your 800 Olympic title. The country salutes you.”
Rudisha also expressed his joy on Twitter. He wrote: “I am super happy to defend the 800m title, thanks everyone for your support.”
Kenyans woke up early to watch the race and were not disappointed. He also clocked a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the first man in 52 years to retain the 800m title.