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Kelvin Kiptum widow’s final emotional vow

Asenath Rotich, the widow of the late Kelvin Kiptum, bid her husband a poignant farewell filled with heartfelt tributes and promises of enduring love and care for their family.

In a deeply emotional tribute during the funeral service, Rotich expressed her profound grief and disbelief at the loss of her beloved husband, with whom she shared two young children.

“My dear love, I can’t learn how to say goodbye to you with weak fingers and pain in my heart. It is unbelievable that today I have learnt to stay with our beloved kids without you coming home again,” she said.

Rotich vowed to gather her strength for the sake of their children, pledging to stand as a pillar of support and bring smiles to their faces in Kiptum’s honor.

“I promise to gather my strength for the sake of our children. I hope that the spirit world will inspire me to stand as a pillar to our children. I promise to make them smile in your honour,” she said.

Describing Kiptum as the love of her life, Rotich expressed the depth of her loss and everlasting love.

“I have cried until no more, I will miss you and my love for you is forever until we meet again,” she said trying to fight tears.

Reflecting on Kiptum’s untimely passing, Rotich mourned the loss of a devoted husband and loving father, whose promising life was tragically cut short.

“When your star was growing to be the brightest, God chose you. You have been the best father to our children; I clearly miss your company. Dance with angels until we meet again,” Rotich said.

In her tribute, Rotich spoke of the plans they had made to exchange vows in a colorful ceremony scheduled for April of this year, only for fate to intervene tragically.

“We have been planning for our big day to tie the knot in a colour wedding ceremony in April 2024 but God’s plans are greater,” she said.

Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum, 24, who held men’s Marathon World Record, died in tragic road accident on February 11th.

He clinched three of the seven fastest marathons in history, securing the top spot among the world’s male marathon runners.

Also read: List of races the late Kelvin Kiptum won before breaking the marathon World Record