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Kelvin Kiptum’s ‘Secret Lover’ Discloses Last Promise Before Death

Kelvin Kiptum’s ‘Secret Lover’ Discloses Last Promise Before Death

On Thursday, February 22, a 22-year-old woman disclosed detailed information about her previously undisclosed romantic involvement with marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum, asserting that they have a child together.

Addressing the press, the individual identified as EA characterized Kiptum as a caring parent who tended to the infant’s requirements.

She observed that before his tragic death in a car accident, the long-distance runner had assured her of sending financial assistance to help with her financial circumstances.

“The last time I spoke with him was that Sunday when he informed me that he was coming to Eldoret and he would provide me with the cash I needed to cater to the baby’s needs,” she stated.

EA described that she and Kiptum had a close bond, living together like a family.

“We have been living together. The only time we didn’t is when I gave birth and had to go back to my parents’ home,” she added.


The 22-year-old asserted that Kiptum’s family did not acknowledge her or the baby and excluded her from participating in the funeral proceedings. Additionally, she claimed that the family decided not to mention the child in the eulogy.

The woman lodged a legal request to stop the burial of Kiptum scheduled for February 23, pending the court’s hearing on the matter. Additionally, she requested that the court order a DNA test to establish the paternity of the child.

“I filed the petition because we sired a baby with the late Kiptum and sought legal grounds to ensure the baby’s taken care of. Now that he’s gone, I don’t know who will be assisting me to take care of the baby. She is one year and seven months,” EA remarked.

“It is also important that the court acknowledges the baby belongs to Kiptum.”

Justice Robert Wananda from the High Court refused to issue the orders, stating that the burial of the athlete was a subject of public concern.

“Burial arrangements of the deceased are at an advanced stage and, therefore, stopping the burial may be disruptive, considering the resources that have been put in,” the judge ruled on Thursday, February 22.

Kiptum’s final resting place will be at his residence in Naiberi, Uasin Gishu County, where a ceremony will be held, attended by President William Ruto.

Kelvin Kiptum’s ‘Secret Lover’ Discloses Last Promise Before Death