Deputy President William Ruto has arrived in Nakuru County to condole with the family of the National Olympic Committee (NOC-K) President Paul Tergat following the death of his mother who succumbed to illness early Wednesday morning.
Ruto arrived while accompanied by Governors Lee Kinyanjui, (Nakuru), Stanley Kiptis (Baringo), and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika.
The former marathon record holder lost his mother, Mrs. Esther Toyoi Tergat after she fell ill on Sunday and got admitted to Mediheal Hospital in Nakuru.
The late Mrs. Esther Toyoi Tergat was pronounced dead on Wednesday, September, 30 after the doctors had tried to save her life in vain.
NOC-K Acting Secretary-General, Francis Mutuku, while sending a message of condolence, termed her death as a big loss to the family especially coming only days after Tergat had also lost his mother in law.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing on of Mrs. Esther Toyoi Tergat, the mother to our President, Paul Tergat.”
“As a National Olympic Committee, we join our President and his family in mourning the loss of such an icon in the family, coming so soon after the loss of his mother in law. We stand in solidarity together with him as he griefs and send our own condolences and those of the entire Olympic and sports family in this Nation,” said Mutuku.
“We are confident that God will grant the family fortitude and strength to go through these trying times even as we assure them of our own and Kenyan athletes’ solidarity and prayers.” He added.
Mrs. Esther Toyoi Tergat is set to be buried today Friday, October 2 2020 at her home in Kabarak, Nakuru County.