The joy that comes with winning is that you not only some millions richer but the country sees you as treasure and that’s exactly how the Ugandan medalists are being seen at the moment especially by the Police forces.
Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang, Chemonges Robert, Ayikoru Scovia and Leni Shida have all been promoted to high ranks in the police for their triumph during a ceremony presided over by the new Inspector Genral of Police Okoth Ochola.
SPC Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals in 5000 and 10000 metres who was a police constable has been appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to a token of Ten Million Shilling.
Special Police Constable (SPC) Stella Chesang who won gold medal in 10000 metres women has also re-graded to the Police Constable is on the rank of Inspector of Police also with a token of five millions. SPC Chesang Mercyline who won bronze medal in 10000 metres and on the rank of police constable was appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector of police.
SPC Chemonges Robert was re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token 1000,000. SPC Ayikoru Scovia 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 Njia Benjamin has been re-graded to the rank of police constable and given a token of two million shilling.
In his remarks IGP Martin noted that “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 UPF and I stand here to promise, commit and endorse that.” The IGP stated.