top of page

Kelvin Kiptum funeral: Thousands mourn Kenya's marathon star destined for greatness

Trying to hold back the tears, Kelvin Kiptum's widow, Asenath Rotich, led the mourners at the funeral for the young Kenyan marathon world record holder.

She broke down when revealing that the couple had been planning a big wedding celebration in April.

Kiptum was just 24 when he died in a car accident nearly a fortnight ago.

He had stunned the world in his short marathon career and figures from sport and politics came to pay tribute to a man whose life had promised so much.


bottom of page