Ruto at Ben Jipcho’s Burial
Deputy President William Ruto donated Ksh 1Million to the family of Ben Jipcho who succumbed to cancer on 24th July.
During the burial, Ruto acknowledged Jipcho as a legend and a champion who placed Kenya on the global map.
“Ben Jipcho was a teacher, a member of the disciplined forces, and an internationally decorated marathoner. It is very rare to get such a selfless person,” the DP Ruto stated.
Ruto went ahead and advised Kenyans to stop dwelling so much on the 2022 politics but to focus on fighting the COVID 19 pandemic.
“Time to let off gloves will come at the right time but for now let’s work on the delivery of services,” Ruto added.
Other leaders present during the burial included; Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, Members of Parliament Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Robert Pukose (Endebes), Fred Kapondi (Mt.Elgon) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret).
At the ceremony, one of the retired athletes condemned the government for neglecting athletes. She went ahead and urged the government to open a comprehensive medical insurance cover for athletes.
“Speaker Lusaka, you’re here. Those in Parliament, when you want to increase your salaries you do it in one day, you can even do it at night. As athletes we want the Heroes and Heroines Council to be implemented for us to be given medical cover. Will we always be helping people when they’re heading to the grave? Is the government poor? We carried this flag and brought medals to this country,” she stated.