Just months after the country lost top athlete Agnes Tirop who was found dead in her house. Today the country has been hit by sad news again after another female athlete announced dead after battle with chronic illness.
Monicah Chirchir who was 2019 African Games 10,000m finalist is said to have succumbed to colon cancer at Baringo Hospital on Saturday December 11th.
The athlete is said to have fought with the terminal illness for over a year now before her unfortunate demise. Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei regretted that the young athlete died during the time her career was taking another shape.
Her assistant coach Ian Kiprono noted that she was given permission to halt training and focus on her treatment when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. The deceased sister Charity Chirchir said it was regrettable that the athlete had passed on at a time when a bright future lay ahead of her. "She was doing well until she started feeling unwell and it was later confirmed that it was cancer," Charity said
Content created and supplied by: CMMNews (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More