Ferdinand Omanyala, Kenya's outstanding sprinter, joined the National Police Service on Friday, December 3. (NPS). The sprinter will start working in January, but will not attend Kiganjo Police Training College (KPTC) for training. According to a statement released by the National Police Service, the 25-year-old will begin a new duty in which he will represent the National Police Service and the country in future track competitions.
At his Jogoo House office, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai briefed Omanyala on his new responsibilities. Johnson Kinyua, Dean of Students at the University of Nairobi, and Joshua Sirma, Head of Communication at the Student Union (UNSA), were among those in attendance. The sprinter thanked the NPS and the government for their support of talent. He also promised to reciprocate their gratitude by performing well in the track competitions. "It is an honor to serve the National Police Service, and as an athlete, I pledge to do my best," he said.
IG Mutyambai urged Omanyala to retain his sporting discipline in order for him to reach his full potential and fulfill his new job as a police athlete. "I wish you luck in your service to your country," the Inspector General said. Ferdinand, a second-year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Nairobi, shot to fame on March 30, 2021, in Lagos, Nigeria, when he clocked 10.01 seconds. He qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the event known as the 'Making of Champions (MOC) Grand Prix.'
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