[PHOTOS] Inside Kelvin Kiptum's new-look house that has been completed in seven days

ATHLETICS [PHOTOS] Inside Kelvin Kiptum's new-look house that has been completed in seven days

Joel Omotto 06:50 - 23.02.2024

A peak into Kelvin Kiptum's new-look house that is now fully furnished after its construction took a record seven days following the use of a new technology.

The late Kenyan marathon great Kelvin Kiptum will be buried at his new-look home in Naiberi in Uasin Gishu County on Friday following construction of a new house by the government.

President William Ruto, who will be among those attending the funeral, ordered that the departed world marathon holder be given a befitting send-off, that included construction of a new house, which has taken a record seven days to complete.

The project was delivered using the light steel gauge technology, the fastest building technology on the construction market currently, and having been completed, the interior looks magnificent.

The house has been fitted with modern curtains, furnished and fitted with the latest kitchen as well as a TV hanging on the wall with the bedroom also well furnished with the latest.

Outside, the house is painted in beige and thanks to Kiptum, the area now has power and water supply.

It’s an exciting end to a project that had seen Kenyans doubt whether it was possible to construct a new house in seven days but the decision to use the technology seems to have been a masterstroke.

The house will be handed over to Kiptum’s wife and children while his parents will also get a new one which is currently under construction at the same venue.

Naiberi is where the athlete had purchased a piece of land and was planning to put up a home from June this year before he met his death following a road accident on February 11.

The athlete’s body left the Eldoret Hospital morgue on Thursday and headed to Iten in Egeyo Marakwet county where fellow athletes joined the public in viewing it.

His colleagues would carry his body as it headed for a requiem mass at ACK St Peter’s Church, Chepkorio in his home area.

The body was then taken to his Chepsamo village in Keiyo South Constituency where it spent the night ahead of Friday’s ceremony which will be conducted at Chepkorio grounds.