Uganda police has promoted Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chelangat from the rank of Special Police Constables (SPC) to Inspector of Police (IP) for their outstanding performance in Commonwealth games that took place in Gold cost Australia.
Cheptegei won two gold medals in men’s 5,000 meters race and in the men’s 10,000 meters as Chesang scooped gold medal in the women 10,000 meter’s race. Mercyline Chelangat walked away with bronze medal.
Mercyline Chelangat has been promoted to the rank of Assistant inspector of police (AIP). At the function presided over by Inspector General of police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, the three former constables presented their accolades to police that lauded them for raising Uganda flag high.
Ochola revealed that their salaries will be elevated from Shs270, 000 to 500,000.
The three among other Ugandans that took part in the common wealth games jetted in yesterday and received by the minister of education Janet Museveni. She vowed that government is committed to support Ugandans in sports activities.
Recently Uganda prisons service promoted Stephen Kiprotich from a junior rank of Prison Warder to that of Assistant Superintendent of Prisons after scooping a gold medal In 2012 London Olympics Marathon.