Kenyan athlete promoted after heroic show at Tokyo Olympics

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Former World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot has been promoted from a Chief Inspector to the rank of Senior Superintendent of Prisons (SSP) at Kenya Prisons.

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued the order following his sterling performance in the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Cheruiyot bagged a silver medal for Kenya after finishing second in the men’s 1500 final.

“I have been directed by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta that owing to your sterling performance in the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games which you won a Silver medal in the 1,500 m race that in appreciation of the same, that gave honour and glory to our Nation you be instantly promoted to the rank of Senior Superintendent of Prisons. Congratulation!” said the Commissioner-General of Kenya Prison, Wycliffe Ogalo.

This comes just a few hours after President Kenyatta awarded Olympics heroes.

The President announced cash rewards of $10000, $7500, and $5000 for gold, silver, and bronze medallists, respectively.

Kenyatta also announced a uniform token of $2000 for all athletes and officials, including the Paralympics team, currently participating in the delayed Summer Games.

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