Chemutai Peruth and Cheptegei are promoted by IGP Ochola (1)
The Inspector-General of Police Ochola promotes the Olympic-participating officers Cheptegei Joshua Kiprui, Chemutai Peruth, and others from the 2020 Games. FILE PHOTO

After their first performance at the 2020 Olympics, the Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola has fast-tracked the promotion of Inspector of Police (IP), Cheptegei Joshua Kiprui and his coach, Inspector of Police (IP) Njia Benjamin.

The Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has fast-tracked the promotion of Inspector of Police (IP), Cheptegei Joshua Kiprui and that of his coach, Inspector of Police, (IP) Njia Benjamin following their maiden performance at the 2020 Olympics. 

According to Fred Enanga the police spokespersonCheptegei was promoted from the rank of Inspector of Police to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

“The IGP in exercising delegated powers from H.E. The President, has promoted subordinate officers, who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, to various ranks of Corporal to Inspector of Police,” Enanga said.

The new promotions also saw gold medalist Chemutai Peruth and Chelangat Mercyline promoted to the Inspector of police while Chemutai Immaculate was advanced to the position of a sergeant from her previous role of a Corporal. 

“NO. 100 SPC Chemutai Peruth (Gold Medalist) is regraded to Police Constable and promoted from Police Constable to Inspector of Police. No C/213 AIP Chelangat Mercyline is promoted from Assistant Inspector of Police to Inspector of Police

No. 48689 CPL Chemutai Immaculate is promoted from Corporal to Sergeant. No. 68197 PC Shida Renny is promoted from Police Constable to Corporal,” Enanga revealed.

He said the promotions were part of the police’s plan to recognise the group following their tremendous performance in the just-concluded Olympics.

“They are all being recognised for the athletic excellence in the most recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The letters appointing them will be handed over to them during the piping ceremony and in celebration of their achievement at Police Headquarters, whose arrangements are in place,” Enanga said.

Museveni gifts Olympics medalists vehicles Peruth-Chemutai (1)
Peruth Chemutai, Cheptegei, and Kiplimo have each received brand new vehicles following a memorable Olympic performance. PHOTO/TWITTER

In addition, he passed on the IGP’s commends to the group urging them to remain even very committed to the sport in a bid to attain even greater success.

“The IGP continues to thank them for their historic win and achievements for the country and the Police Force as well. They are therefore being rewarded for the great success, prise and jubilation they brought to the institution and the country,” he added.

“He further encouraged them to continue excelling in their field of sports and inspire young talent into sports and further take their responsibilities very seriously in promoting the image of the police and Uganda as a country.”