Chemutai and Cheptegei, Uganda’s gold medallists, have been promoted in the police force.
Peruth Chemutai and Joshua Cheptegei, both Olympic gold medalists, have been elevated to Inspector of Police – IP and Assistant Superintendant of Police–ASP, respectively.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga disclosed this in a statement issued Monday evening through the Force’s website.
“The IGP continues to expedite the promotion of Inspector of Police (IP) Cheptegei Joshua Kiprui and his coach, Inspector of Police (IP) Njia Benjamin, from the rank of Inspector of Police to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) with the Police Authority, which has the mandate of appointing and promoting gazetted officers,” he wrote.
Cheptegei, who holds the world records for 10,000m and 5,000m, earned a gold medal in the 10km race and a silver medal in the 5km race in the just completed Olympics in Tokyo.
Peruth Chemutai, who won gold in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, has also been elevated to Inspector of Police, according to Enanga.
“Special Police Constable – SPC Chemutai Peruth has been elevated from Police Constable to Inspector of Police.”
Other officers from the police who took part in the games were also promoted to higher levels, as shown below.
AIP Chelangat Mercyline has been promoted to Inspector of Police from Assistant Inspector of Police.
CPL Chemutai Immaculate has been promoted to Sergeant from Corporal.
PC Shida Renny has been promoted to Corporal from Police Constable.
“The letters appointing them will be handed over to them at the piping ceremony and in celebration of their accomplishment at Police Headquarters, which has been planned.
“The IGP continues to congratulate them on their historic victory and contributions to the nation and the Police Force. As a result, they are being recognised for the tremendous success, prize, and joy they gave to the institution and the country,” Enanga said.
He also urged them to continue succeeding in their sports and to inspire new talent into sports, as well as to take their duties in promoting the image of the police and Uganda as a nation very seriously.