Kelvin Kiptum’s alleged ‘baby mama’ releases ‘receipts’ after futile attempts to block his burial

ATHLETICS Kelvin Kiptum’s alleged ‘baby mama’ releases ‘receipts’ after futile attempts to block his burial

Joel Omotto 17:11 - 23.02.2024

Woman who failed to block Kelvin Kiptum’s burial claiming the athlete fathered a child with her has allegedly started releasing photos to prove the two had a relationship.

Edna Awuor, the woman who has claimed to have a child with departed world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum, has allegedly started releasing photo evidence to prove she had a relationship with him.

Photos, whose authenticity Pulse Sports cannot verify, have surfaced online showing Kiptum carrying a baby with another one of the athlete taken with Awuor alongside another unidentified woman.

It is claimed Awuor has started releasing them to prove that she had a relationship with the athlete who was buried on Friday following his tragic death in a road accident alongside his coach Gervais Hakizimana on February 11.

Awuor was thrust into the limelight on Thursday when Eldoret High Court Judge Justice Robert Wananda declined her application to have Kiptum’s burial stopped until samples are taken from him to prove that her 19-month old child was fathered by the departed athlete.

Speaking after the court hearing, Awuor said all she wanted was to have her child get support from the athlete’s estate since the deceased’s family had declined to recognise her.

“I have come to court because I have a child with the late Kelvin and I needed help because he has been supporting the child and now that he is no more, I do not know who will help,” Awuor told Nation.

“My request was that my child also gets support. The child is one year and seven months and he [Kiptum] has supported him since he was born until the day he died.

“I wanted the court to help me do a DNA to ascertain that the child was his so that he continues getting support just like his other children.”

Awuor had filed her application through a certificate of urgency, telling the judge that the family of the athlete had completely blocked her and did not include her child in the funeral programme.

However, Justice Wananda declined her request, saying the athlete’s burial was a matter of public interest, while advising her to seek other legal avenues to ensure the child is well taken care of.

Awuor also revealed her last moments with Kiptum and when she learnt of his tragic death.

“We spoke that very Sunday [February 11], he said he was coming to Eldoret in the evening and would give me some money to buy whatever I needed for the baby. I learnt of his death around midnight,” she added.

Kiptum’s funeral service was held at Chepkorio grounds in Elgeyo Marakwet county before his body was taken to his Naiberi farm in Uasin Gishu county for burial.

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