The Uganda Police Advisory Committee has recommended IP Cheptegei Joshua for promotion to his next rank of ASP.
Cheptegei broke four (4) World Records in long distance running competitions.
Addressing the Press on Monday, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the IGP Ochola Martin who is the Chairperson of the PAC made the announcement to honor the athlete on Wednesday, 21.10.2020 during the meeting.
The IGP also tasked the Director of Logistics and Engineering to allocate a Double Cabin Pick-up and a Coaster Mini-bus to the Police Athletics team to support their training in Kapchorwa in fulfillment of his earlier pledge.
“We would like to add that the police elite athlete has so far had a phenomenal season, where he broke 4 (four) World records. He is now the 5000m World record holder, a double Common Wealth Gold Medalist, and is also the reigning World Cross Country and World 10,000m Champion” Enanga said.
He added that there are plans to rename a facility at the Police training centre in Kapchorwa and at the Police Training School at Kabalye, Masindi in honour of his achievement.
The record breaking IP Cheptegei Joshua now has his eyes set on the Olympics 2021, where he aims to beat the Olympics Records for the 5000m and 10,000m.
“Once again we would like to congratulate him for the exceptional accomplishments. We believe his promotion to the next rank will not only boost his performance, but will inspire many other young police athletes into excelling in their fields” Enanga noted.