Uganda Common Wealth medalists earn promotion in the national Police forces

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Joshua Cheptegei being promoted

The Uganda Police Force has promoted to higher ranks, members of Police on the Uganda Common Wealth team in Australia that finished 15th out of 71 countries.

The Inspector General of Police Esq Martin Okoth Ochola promoted the Uganda police athletes on Friday, 20th April 2018 in Kampala.

Special Police Constable (SPC) Joshua Cheptegei, winner of two gold medals in the 5000M and 1000M races has been promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to a token of Shs. 10M.

Similarly, Stella Chesang, winner of a gold medal in the 10,000M women event has been also promoted from SPC to Inspector of Police also with a token of five millions.

Stellah Chesang being promoted

10,000M bronze medalist, Chelangat Mercyline was promoted from SPC to the rank of Assistant Inspector of police.

SPC Robert Chemonges was re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token Shs. 1M.

SPC Scovia Ayikoru was re-graded to the rank of police constable (PC).

SPC Shida Leni has been re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given a token of one million.

SPC Lalam Josephine has re-graded to the rank of Police Constable and given one million shilling.

ASP Kiwa Faustino was given a token of two million shilling.

SPC Benjamin Njia has been re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token of two million shilling.

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Benjamin Njia is now Police Constable

Ochola noted;

In these days of adversity, I’m certainly that you endured the deepest pain to reach the current success, but you never sacrificed your deepest values. Despite the entire struggle, you didn’t fail the Uganda police force, the country and the continent. You have the full support of the Uganda Police Force and I stand here to promise, commit and endorse that. You have climbed to the top you should be proud of yourself great job but aim higher

Special Car:

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) also assigned a double cabin pick up to the team to assist in their movements during their training in Sebei region.

This will be followed by a 30-seater mini bus in the weeks to come.

During the 2018 Common Wealth Games in Australia, Uganda finished 15th on the medals table standing, having won six medals in total at the games.

Of the six medals, three are gold, a silver and two bronze – one better than at the last Games in Glasgow.

Cheptegai won two gold medals in the 5000M and 1000M races to lead the cast of winners.

There was another gold for team Uganda in the 10,000M women race for Stellah Chesang, the same event that Mercyline Chelangat  finished third to take bronze.

Fly weight boxer (49 Kgs) Juma Miiro settled for a bronze medal after he lost his semifinal fight India Amit Panghal at the Oxenford Studios.

Solomon Munyo Mutai won silver in the Marathon, in two hours, 19 minutes and 2 seconds.

This was a far much improved performance for Mutai who finished 4th at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The team will be hosted at Entebbe State House on Sunday, 22nd April 2018 by the head of state, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

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