Kelvin Kiptum's House

Kelvin Kiptum's House

As Hero's Legacy, President Ruto's Swift Actions Bring Comfort to Late Marathoner Kelvin Kiptum's Family

As Hero’s Legacy President Ruto’s Swift Actions Bring Comfort to Late Marathoner Kelvin Kiptum’s Family
In a heartwarming display of compassion and swift action, President William Ruto has directed the construction of two stunning houses for the family of the late marathoner Kelvin Kiptum. The gesture, aimed at honoring the legacy of the world record holder, not only underscores the government’s commitment to its athletes but also highlights the efficiency of modern construction methods.

President Ruto’s directive saw the construction of a state-of-the-art house on Kiptum’s farm in Naiberi, Uasin Gishu County, in just a week. The house, adorned in a light cream tint and featuring a charming flower bed at the entrance, reflects the grace and honor befitting a national hero.

The three-bedroom masterpiece, all ensuite, was officially handed over to Kiptum’s wife and children, leaving residents and Kenyans at large in awe of the rapid accomplishment. The use of modern precast and prefabricated technology, combined with light gauge steel, allowed the construction to be completed at a cost of Ksh.7 million.

During Kiptum’s funeral service in Keiyo South, Elgeyo Marakwet County, President Ruto reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting the late marathoner’s family. In addition to the newly constructed home, he promised employment for Kiptum’s widow, Asenath Rotich, along with a generous sum of Ksh.5 million to support the two children left behind.

President Ruto spoke fondly of Kiptum, praising his ambition, discipline, and focus as a sportsman. The President emphasized the late athlete’s humility and ability to overcome challenges, encouraging all Kenyans to draw inspiration from Kiptum’s life.

Kelvin Kiptum’s tragic death in a road crash on Elgeyo Marakwet-Eldoret road shook the nation, but President Ruto’s prompt actions to secure a bright future for the family have provided solace. The swift construction of homes and the commitment to the family’s well-being demonstrate a nation’s gratitude to an athlete who brought pride and glory to Kenya.

As Kiptum is laid to rest in Naiberi, near Eldoret, the new home stands as a symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life that may have been cut short but will forever live on in the hearts of the Kenyan people.

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