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January 17, 2019

Promoted trio motivated ahead of Prisons championships

Margaret Nyairera Wambui  during Women’s 800 meter trials for Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Eldoret, Kenya - 1/7/16 / REUTERS
Margaret Nyairera Wambui during Women’s 800 meter trials for Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Eldoret, Kenya - 1/7/16 / REUTERS
World 1,500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot, Olympic 800m bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera and Africa 10,000m silver medalist Wilfred Kimitei have been promoted by the Kenya Prisons Service to the rank of Corporal.
The trio will be inspired as they in action today at the Kenya Prisons Athletics championships at Kasarani as thy seek to repay the faith shown in them by their bosses
However, World junior 3000m steeplechase record holder and Africa Cross country champion Celliphine Chepteek Chespol who joined Kenya Prisons a year ago will have to complete the mandatory two year probation to be considered for the promotion
The Commissioner General for Prisons Isaya Osugo said they were rewarding merit and had granted the promotions basing on their performance where they’ve put the Prisons department and the country on the world map.
“As for you Chespol, you will get the promotion once you get a confirmation upon the completion of the two-year service,” he said.
He paid tribute to sports personalities at Kenya Prisons for making the department visible through their exploits saying they deserve to be feted.
Osugo said in the next recruitment of servicemen and women they will set aside an allocation for the recruitment of talented sports personalities as a gesture of appreciating sporting talent.
“Talented and upcoming sporting personalities should turn up for recruitment during the next exercise but should be exceptionally good as we intend to recruit the best,” he said.
The promotions were announced during a function where sponsors of the Kenya Prisons inter-regional championships had turned up to give their support at Prisons headquarters in Nairobi yesterday.
The department received sponsorship from Cooperative Bank, County Pension Fund (CPF), Magereza Sacco, Nairobi Sports House and Safaricom.
The Prisons Inter-Regional Championship are taking  at Prisons staff training college (PSTC) for darts for Track and field with the finals for both Volleyball and athletics on June 15-16th June at Moi,  Kasarani Stadium.
The two day event will be used to select a formidable Prisons team to represent the department during the national championship to be held on June 21-23 at Moi Stadium, Kasarani.
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