The County government of Uasin Gishu will name one of the roads in Kapseret sub-county after the former long serving Athletics Kenya President, the late Isaiah Kiplagat.
This will act as his remembrance to the country and future generations.
This was disclosed by the governor Jackson Mandago during the burial ceremony of Kiplagat in Kapseret.
Mandago eulogized with the family, friends and relatives of Kiplagat, saying he was a friend of many people.
Nandi county governor Dr Cleophas Lagat echoed Mandago’s sentiments and called on Kenyan leaders and the public to work together in recognizing heroes not only in sports.
Through Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett, President Uhuru Kenyatta commended Kiplagat’s commitment in ensuring the athletics sector rises.
Present at the Friday event attended by hundreds of people and leaders was also Moses Wetangula, the senator for Bungoma County, who called on the public to pray for the country’s integration ahead of 2017 general elections.
Other leaders present were the Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Sarah Serem, Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang, Ezekiel Kemboi and Eliud Kipchoge who represented other athletes in airing their grievances on the demise of the late.
Politicians present include Kapseret lawmaker Oscah Sudi, Elisha Busienei (Turbo), Chris Wamalwa (Kimilili), Samwel Moroto (Kapenguria), Eusila Ngeny (Uasin Gishu County), Zippora Kering (Nandi County), Nandi County Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott and former Tinderet MP Henry Kosgei.