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7 Top Kenyan Athletes Who You Probably Don't Know Are Police Officers

1. ABEL KIRUI

After his high school education, Abel Kirui went for a recruitment by the Administration Police to try his luck. To be recruited, they were required to run a race and the winner would be recruited to join the AP's. Kirui won the race and his running career began after joining the Administration Police.

2. MILCAH CHEMOS

Milcah is a 3000 metres steeplechase specialist. She joined Kenya Police in 2005 way before she thought of becoming an athlete. In 2008, her husband encouraged her to run and that's when her career began.

3. JULIUS YEGO

Yego the "YouTube man" is the 2015 world champion and 2016 Olympics Games silver medalist in the javelin throw. He is the African and Commonwealth record holder in the event. He has a PB of 92.72 m.

4. EZEKIEL KEMBOI

Kemboi is the 2004 and 2012 Olympics Games Gold medalist in the 3000 metres steeplechase race. In the world championships, Kemboi has won 4 Gold medals and 2 silver medals in the 3000 metres SC.

5. HELLEN OBIRI

Obiri serves at the Kenya Airfoce. After winning a silver medal at the 5000 metres race at the just concluded Tokyo Olympics Games, Obiri was promoted to the rank of a Senior Sergeant from seargent by the Chief of Defense Forces Robert Kibochi.

6. TIMOTHY CHERUIYOT

Timothy Cheruiyot is only 25 years old and he is a silver medalist at the Olympics Games. After his silver medal victory at the 1500 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Timothy was ranked a rank higher from a Chief Inspector to a Senior Superintendent of Prisons (SSP).

7. CATHERINE NDEREBA

The great female marathoner Catherine Ndereba serves at the Kenya Prisons.

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