Kenyans are still in shock over the death of Kelvin Kiptum and his Rwandese coach

Kelvin together with his Rwandese coach Gervais Hakizimana  were involved in a fatal accident on Sunday evening.

The two have been confirmed dead after a head-on collision accident.


The incident occurred in the Kaptagat area.

His death has left a shock to the nation and the world.

Kenyan athlete, Milcah Chemos, confirmed the deaths of the associated press after attending the hospital mortuary.


Joan Chelimo, the wife to Hakiziman, also confirmed the death of her husband to

It was reported that on that Sunday evening, Kiptum was the one driving when the car lost control and the two died on the spot leaving the third passenger injured and hospitalized.

Kiptum and Hakizimana

Kiptum's death has left people in shock as his death has made people react nationwide and globally

.eldoret_master: Rip champion😢

matt_gambill: In our hearts, Eliud is the true record holder 

8ktododia :Rest in peace 🙏🏼3 likesReplyrdtimmo RIP LEGEND 🕊️

realstephsnyman: Gone to soon. Rest in Peace 🕊

noelmulkey: Rest in power king. An absolute legend

runner_ksh: Champ. Your potential was limitless. Rest in peace .

kevin_musau: We are all leaving this world 😭😭God anytime I leave my house and be back safe remind my heart to say thank you. Sometime we struggle to survive and the moment we are making it in life the so called death knocks the door. We will not die premature. Rest in peace Champion😭😭💔💔

olipa.da.kid: We deserves a street after his name🙌

miss_brilliant2: So sad to have lost a promising star at a young age. REST IN PEACE CHAMP 🏆Eliud Kipchoge@Eliudkipchoge__·I'm deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Kelvin Kiptum. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, and the entire athletic community. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time

@WilliamsRuto: Kelvin Kiptum was a star. Arguably one of the world’s finest sportsmen who broke barriers to secure a marathon record. He was only 24 yet, as a hero, triumphed in Valencia, Chicago, London and in other top competitions. His mental strength and discipline were unmatched. Kiptum was our future. An extraordinary sportsman has left an extraordinary mark in the globe. Our thoughts are with the family and the sporting fraternity. Rest In Peace.

_earthman_poet: What is Life Mahn???When you just finally hold greatness then you lose the grip💔..Rest In Power Champ🕊

daddyowen: My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and the entire athletics fraternity following the tragic death of Kelvin Kiptum. Just few days after his World Record was ratified. Sad. RIP