The Most Admired Traffic Police Officer Of The Year ‘2020’

George Kenyi and his colleagues |Photo: Courtesy

As the year comes to an end, Thessherald.com looks back on one of the most appreciated and admired traffic police officers, Mr. George Kenyi Ladu, a man who has become a household name for his dedication to ensuring public safety.

In June, Kenyi became a social media sensation after gaining public attention for his commitment and—he subsequently received heaps of praises, gifts in the form of goats and other essential items, and a personal car pledged by businesswoman Achair Wiir.

The 32-year-old, Kenyi, has now changed the public’s perceptions of traffic police officers who are always accused of unlawfully extorting money from motorists without good reason. He also motivates his colleagues to work harder in order to maintain professionalism.

In July, his eldest son received a scholarship from the Trinity Energy Company LTD as a reward and appreciation for his father’s hard work and dedication to maintaining road safety in the capital, Juba.

“This certificate of sponsorship is hereby awarded to pupil Samuel Kenyi Lemi by Trinity Energy Ltd as our commitment to sponsoring his education from now until he completes his tertiary education in recognition of the commendable work demonstrated by his guardian Mr. George Kenyl Ladu, a Traffic Marshal who serves motorists and the public at Seven Day Roundabout with dedication.”

Traffic Police to introduce new number plates, urge motorists to register

An official letter issued by the Directorate of Nationality Traffic Police

Oct 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s National Traffic Police Services has announced the introduction of a new generation of license plates and urged vehicle owners to register their vehicles in a timely manner.

“All the government institutions are requested to bring their vehicles to traffic police GHQS for registration and the change of old number plate with SSG number plate for the sake of unifying database system in our country,” the Directorate of Traffic Police announced earlier this week.

The Directorate of Traffic Police restricts unnecessary movement of government vehicles after official working hours.

“All the government vehicles should not move after the official working hours, unless there is permit for free movement from Ministry concern with stated reasons.”

The government instructs local and international NGOs to bring their vehicles urgently for number plate registrations.

“All NGOs both national and international are requested to bring their vehicles for registration at the traffic police GHQS. 4. No Motorcycle (BodaBoda) should carry more than one person apart from rider.”

The Traffic Police warn motorists against using fragment of cloth to conceal their number plates.

“No vehicle should move on the road while number plate is covered with cloth, this is a violation of traffic rules & regulations.”

“Any vehicle using one number plate either front or behind shall be consider a criminal act and should be detain and taken to court immediately. 7. Any private vehicle with door open to left side is not allow to be used for carrying passengers or for public transport.”

“Any vehicle (bus, Noah etc) with door open to road side is strictly prohibited to be used for public transport.”

Generous businesswoman Achai buys brand new car for George Kenyi

Traffic Police officer, George Kenyi and the receipt of his new car bought by a businesswoman, Achai Wiir | Photo Collage: Thessherald/File

June 14, 2020 (Thessherald)–A generous businesswoman, Achai Wiir has taken it upon herself and bought a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser for an honest and hardworking traffic police officer, George Kenyi – a man who has become a social media sensation for his dedication to maintaining traffic safety and efficiency on major roads in Juba, making him one of the Most Admired Police Officers in the country.

In a statement, Achai Wiir, a South Sudanese businesswoman known for her generosity, said that the car is ready and is expected to arrive in the capital Juba within a few days and will be delivered to its owner upon arrival.

“The car will arrive in Juba in the next few days and I will officially hand it over to Mr. Kenyi George. The car shall be fully insured by my insurance company, Salam Insurance and Reinsurance for the first year,” she stressed.

Mrs. Wiir noted that the car will go a long way towards facilitating Kenyi’s movements as he continues to serve the nation to the best of his ability.

“This is among a few other services that Mr. Kenyi will enjoy on this journey with us. Getting Mr. Kenyi a car to facilitate, ease and commute his movement in Juba was all I could afford at the moment. He’s a deserving gentleman who works under contrasting conditions, mention them.”

She appreciated the media for bringing to light such an inspiring story.

“Conclusively, I would like to thank the media for their unprecedented efforts for raising Kenyi’s hard work, passion for his job to everyone’s attention on the various platforms. Hats off to you all for the massive great, heap praise on Mr. Kenyi,” she concluded.

Mrs. Wiir, is a prominent businesswoman – she’s also known for her outstanding efforts in reconciling South Sudanese communities within South Sudan and beyond.