Burial for Nicholas Bett underway in Uasin Gishu
- Nicholas Bett, 28, died in a road accident in Nandi last week.
- He was the first Kenyan athlete to win a world title in sprints clocking 47.79 seconds at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in China.
Former world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett will be buried on Thursday at his Simat home in Uasin Gishu County.
Deputy President William Ruto, Lands CS Farida Karoney, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, his Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang and Inspector General Joseph Boinnet are among government officials at the ceremony.
Elite athletes Kipchoge Keino, Eliud Kipchoge and Asbel Kiprop also joined hundreds of mourners turned up for the burial on Thursday.
Nicholas Bett, 28, died in a road accident in Nandi last week.
He was the first Kenyan athlete to win a world title in sprints clocking 47.79 seconds during his stint at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing China.
On Wednesday, hundreds turned up at the Eldoret Hospital morgue to receive the body of the fallen hero.
Report by Mike Okinyi and Cyrus Sholim
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