Gold Medalists Chemutai, Cheptegei Promoted in Police

Olympic gold medalists Peruth Chemutai and Joshua Cheptegei have been promoted to Inspector of Police – IP and Assistant Superintendant of Police – ASP respectively.

This was revealed by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga in a statement released Monday evening via the Force’s website.

“The IGP continues to fast track the promotion of Inspector of Police (IP), Cheptegei Joshua Kiprui and that of 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 is the joint world record holder for 10,000m and 5,000m won a gold medal in the 10km race and silver in the 5km races at the recently concluded Olympics in Tokyo.

Enanga further revealed that Peruth Chemutai who won gold in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase has also been promoted to Inspector of Police.

“Special Police Constable – SPC Chemutai Peruth is regraded to Police Constable and promoted from Police Constable to Inspector of Police.”

Other officers of the force who participated in the games have also been promoted to higher ranks as below.

AIP Chelangat Mercyline has been promoted from Assistant Inspector of Police to Inspector of Police

CPL Chemutai Immaculate has been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant.

PC Shida Renny has been promoted from Police Constable to Corporal.

“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.

“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, prize and jubilation they brought to the institution and the country,” Enanga said.

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.

Moses Kayigwa