Joshua Cheptegei

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola is set to welcome police officers who scooped various medals in the just concluded World Cross Country Championship, 2019 that took place in Aarhus, Denmark.

Inspector of police (IP) Joshua Cheptegei, together with six other police athletes, IP Stella Chesang, SPC Chemutai Peruth, SPC Chepkwemoi Y. Esther, SPC Chekwurui J. Matthew, SPC Sylvia Chelangat and their Coach IP Njia Benjamin, helped Uganda come third overall in the championships, with a Bronze Medal.

Speaking at police headquarters Naguru, Fred Enanga said police is incredibly proud of Cheptegei, for earning himself, police and the country, a gold medal.

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“The police would like to join the rest of the country, to congratulate and applaud, Inspector of Police (IP) Joshua Cheptegei, for his remarkable accomplishment at the World Cross Country, Championship, 2019, in the Men’s Senior Category, in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday March 30,, 2019, where he earned a podium sport, by taking the first place and the Gold Medal, amongst over 146 competitors, in a very tough race he clocked in a time of 31 minutes and 40 seconds,” said police spokesperson

Enanga, said Cheptegei’s accomplishments at the World Stage is a testament to his discipline, drive and determination to reach the highest level in the sports, placing him in the history books of the Police, where he joins the legendary, SSP John Akii-Bua, who also made a mark at the World Stage.

He said Cheptegei’s victory will boost the young group of talented, powerful and determined athletes in the force, who seek to excel in the field and at the World stage.

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