Kenyan sprinter who holds Africa’s 100 meters record Ferdinand Omanyala is the newest cop in town.
This comes after the athlete joined the Kenya Police Service (NPS) joined the National Police Service on Friday.
The second-year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Nairobi has taken up a new role that will see him represent the NPS and Kenya in future track events.
The Inspector-General of police Hilary Mutyambai briefed Omanyala on his new role on Friday morning in his office at Jogoo House, Nairobi.
Also present during the induction of Omanyala into NPS were Dean of Students University of Nairobi Johnson Kinyua and the Student Union (UNSA) Head of Communication, Joshua Sirma.
Speaking during the ceremony, Omanyala expressed his gratitude to both NPS and the government for their support towards his talent.
He promised to reciprocate the kind gestures in success on the track.
'It is an honour to serve the National Police Service and I promise to give my best as an athlete," he added, 'I also understand that there is life after sprinting,” Omanyala said.
On his part, Mutyambai appealed to Omanyala to maintain his sporting discipline, utilize his full potential and deliver on his role as a police athlete.
Ferdinand Omanyala and Hilary Mutyambai. PHOTO/COURTESY
The IG wished the athlete well in his endeavours as he invited him for an official briefing.
"I wish you well in the service for your country," Mutyambai said.
Omanyala joins the long list of elite athletes in the NPS such as David Rudisha, Ezekiel Kemboi, Vivian Cheruiyot, Julius Yego, Joshua Kamworor, among others.