Mumias East MP Peter Salasya was on Tuesday, November 15, delighted after a police officer gifted him with a sculpture with a supernatural resemblance to him.
The DAP-K politician took to social media to confirm that he had received a portrait from a lady who doubles up as a police officer.
While appreciating the cop for his artistic work, the youthful legislator said he fully supports the Curriculum Based Competency (CBC).
Salasya, further revealed that he will present a bill in the National Assembly on Small and Medium Sized (SME) and artisan jobs.
“The reason I support CBC . Today I received this portrait from this lady in my office.I support the bill on SME and artisan jobs in the National Assembly,” he said in a Tweet.
To appreciate her work, Salasya bought the artistic work of Sylvia Amavere, Amugune at KSh 30,000.
The National Police Service heaped praises on the female lady saying she was a respectful and disciplined cop who has mounted barriers to becoming the first-ever female portrait artist in the service.
“Sylvia Amavere Amugune is a respectful, disciplined, and resilient Police Constable (PC) who has surmounted barriers to become the first female portrait artist in the National Police Service,” said NPS.
Sylvia, who is attached to the Security of Government Buildings holds a Diploma in Interior Design from the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts.
She also boasts another Diploma in Graphic Design from a premier institution, Africa Digital Media Institute.
Salasya won the Mumias East parliamentary seat in the just-ended August 9, General Election taking over from seasoned politician Benjamin Washiali.
He garnered 12,140 votes against his closest competitor David Wamatsi of Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party who got 9,043 votes.