No Reprieve for Kenyans as Ruto Plans More Taxes;  [PHOTOS] Inside Kiptum’s New-look House Completed in 7 days & Rigathi Gachagua Spends Sh10M on Curtains

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It is on a sad Friday as Kenyans come together to bid a final farewell to Marathon Record holder Kelvin Kiptum.

Mourners gathered on Thursday to pay their respects as the body of Kiptum was taken to his home village for burial.


His body was first taken to Iten town for public viewing and later to his Chepkorio home for an overnight vigil. Singing hymns and holding hands, mourners accompanied the convoy carrying Kiptum’s flower-lined casket as it departed a morgue in the city of Eldoret.

Emotions ran high as Kenyans lined up along Eldoret Iten road to pay their last respect. President William Ruto is among the guests who will grace his burial ceremony at Chepkorio town in Elgeyo Marakwet before his burial at his land in Nairiberi Uasin Gishu county.

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