National Police Service promotes its athletes stars

By Denis Okeyo: Thursday, February 7th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Athletics
Beatrice Chepkoech during her training session at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 25 ahead of their Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria. [Dennis Okeyo, Standard]

World Steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, three-time World half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor and world 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi are among the 74 police officers promoted for their athletics excellence.

Chepkoech, 27, had a phenomenal season on the track chalking up numerous victories including breaking world record at the IAAF Monaco Meeting where she set 8:44.32 all-time mark, shaving off eight seconds off the previous mark set by Ruth Jebet of Bahrain. She was promoted from Police Constable to Corporal. 

Manangoi, the reigning world 1,500m champion, won the Inter-continental championships, African Senior Athletics championships and Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia last year was elevated from Sergeant to Inspector of Police.

Kamworor basks in three world cross country championships title, three world half marathon marathon crowns, New York Marathon win (in 2017). He was promoted to rank of Sergeant.