Kiprotich’s Father Kiptui Passes On
By Serestino Tusingwire
Mzee Kiboi Kiptui, the father to the Olympic gold medalist, Stephen Kiprotich has died.
Mzee Kiptui, 93, breathed his last at about 8pm on Tuesday at Kapchorwa hospital.
Kiprotich confirmed the bad news last evening saying; “His condition changed on Monday evening when he started to breath with difficulty. Doctors responded but unfortunately, we lost him this evening,” he said. “Despite his old age, my father has been well until two weeks ago when he became weak. He complained of severe stomach pain and headache.” He added.
Kiprotich said that he could not come to terms with his father’s “sudden” death.
“I can’t believe it. I think my mothers’ sickness stressed him so much because he had no serious illness according to my interactions with doctors here,” he said.
He said that the family would wait for a post-mortem report to make conclusions.
Meanwhile, Kiprotichs’ mother who has been in and out of hospital for the last fourteen years is also critically ill in the same hospital where her husband passed on.