Kin of student who drowned in Canada seek help to bring body
The family of a Kenyan student, who died in Winnipeg, Canada, is yet to come to terms with his demise four years after he left to pursue university studies.
The decomposing body of Brian Kiprop, 23, was reportedly found on July 17, in River Winnipeg.
Kiprop was studying Information Technology at the University of Manitoba. He was said to have looked disturbed before he went missing.
Jacob Limo, the deceased’s father, told The Standard during an interview at his home in Chekoilel that his son was passionate about IT and that he had dreams of being a great innovator.
“When my son left home on August 28, 2019, he was hopeful that he would complete his studies and pursue his dream job. We supported him, we sold our parcel of land and did a harambee. It is painful that he did not live to fulfil his dreams, but we are grateful for the memories we have shared,” said Limo.
Limo said that his son, who was in second year, began his classes as soon as he landed in the country, but the Covid-19 pandemic affected his studies temporarily.