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Cheptegei, Chesang Promoted to Inspector of Police :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Cheptegei, Chesang Promoted to Inspector of Police

The Inspector General of Police IGP Okoth Ochola announced that the Special Police Constables SPC who include Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang and their coach Benjamin Longiros, will move from the rank of Police Constable to the to the rank of Inspector of Police IP.
Senior police officers decorate IP joshua Cheptegei with his new ranks
The Police Force has promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police, all medalists who won medals in the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola announced that the Special Police Constables (SPC)  who include Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang and their coach Benjamin Longiros, will move from the rank of Police Constable to the to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP).

Apart from leaping four ranks, Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang, as well as their coach Benjamin Longiros, received a cash award of 10 million Shillings each.

This was in recognition of the excellent performance at the just concluded Commonwealth games where Cheptegei bagged two Gold Medals in the 5000 and 10,000-meter races and Chesang received a Gold Medal in the female's 5000 metres race.

In the same race, Marceline Chelangat settled for a bronze medal and was given a cash reward of 3 million Shillings and a promotion to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) while the other athletics coach Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Faustino Kiwa was given a token of 2 million Shillings. 

Uganda police contributed 11 of the 22 athletes in the Gold Coast Commonwealth games in Australia. The remaining eight Special Police Constables who participated in the games but came out without medals were also re-graded to become Police constables and given a token of one million Shillings each.

Ochola has also assigned a double cabin Motor vehicle to the police athletics training camp in Sipi region saying this will shortly be followed by a 30-seater minibus to help in transportation of the athletics teams during their training.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima reiterates the message;

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"Cue out.....for the country."//

Uganda finished in 15th position with six medals. They include three Gold medals by Cheptegei and Chesang, one Silver medal by Solomon Mutai Munyo who finished second in the marathon and two bronze medals by Marceline Chelangat and boxer Juma Miiro.