President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni congratulated the Olympiad via his twitter handle. “I congratulate Peruth Chemutai upon winning gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and becoming the first Ugandan woman to do so. The country is extremely proud of you. Kongoi” Museveni briefly congratulated Chemutai.
Now, Inzikuru, who won several medals in steeplechase in different championships, says that she is happy for the gold Chemutai has added to Uganda’s medal tally in the Olympic Games. She also expressed joy for Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo who won silver and Bronze respectively.