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How did Samwel Wanjiru Die? | Similarities in the Deaths of Samwel Wanjiru and Kelvin Kiptum


Kenyans are still struggling to come to terms with the news of death of world’s marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum. Kiptum lost his life in a deadly accident that happened along the Eldoret – Kaptagat road where he and his Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana died instantly while a third occupant survived with serious injuries.

One thing that has come out after his death is the fact that he died at a same age as one of the greatest marathoners Kenya has ever had Samwel Wanjiru. They were both 24 when they died and this has raised concerns among Kenyans who are wondering why the country is losing good athletes at such a young age.

While Kiptum’s death was accident which occurred while he was driving himself, Samwel Wanjiru on the other hand apparently died in May of 2011 in a case reported as suicide. Sources reveal that he had been busted by his wife having an affair with another woman and he decided to jump from fifth floor.

These two were both at their primes and were world’s best at their times of death.


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