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Police promotes Cheptegei, Chemutai following Olympics exploits

“The IGP in exercising delegated powers from the President, has promoted subordinate officers, who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, to various ranks of Corporal to Inspector of Police,” the force noted in a statement.

Ochola promotes Cheptegei, other police athletes

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, has promoted athlete Joshua Cheptegei and his coach Njia Benjamin to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

“The IGP in exercising delegated powers from the President, has promoted subordinate officers, who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, to various ranks of Corporal to Inspector of Police,” the force noted in a statement.

Peruth Chemutai, a Gold Medalist at the Tokyo Olympics was promoted from Police Constable to Inspector of Police

They are all being recognised for the excellence in athletics at the most recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.

The force noted that the letters appointing them will be handed over to them during the piping ceremony and in celebration of their achievement at police headquarters, soon.

“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, pride and jubilation they brought to the institution and the country,” the statement noted.

Ochola encouraged them to continue excelling in their field of sports and inspire young people.

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