By Micheal Woniala
The social hangouts had been waxing lyrical, the churches had been singing praises. Every corner of Sebei Sub-region had for the past two months been talking about the introduction ceremony.
October 30 had been on everyone’s lips. The day had finally arrived and at about noon, Kapchorwa Municipality was jolted into activity.
Police patrol pick-up vehicles, private cars, taxis, buses, trucks all queued up heading to Cheminy Sub-county, Kween District, about 20 kilometres away.
At exactly 1pm, a convoy of more than 50 vehicles snaked through the streets. It was time to leave Cheboron, the village that raised Carol Yeko of Kamari clan. The locals had been anxious to see the man who ran away with the heart of one of their finest girls.
Joshua Cheptegei, the world and Olympic champion, in the company of youngster Jacob Kiplimo and veteran superstar Stephen Kiprotich and a few lads, had done their bit. Looking dapper, they joined the convoy waiting in Siron, the gateway to the Kapchorwa-Suam road.
VIDEO: Olympic gold medalist, Joshua Cheptegei’s introduction ceremony was graced by athletes such as David Rudisha, Geoffrey Kamworor, Stephen Kiprotich, Peruth Chemutai and Jacob Kiplimo, among other notable guests. #MonitorUpdates
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As soon as they started driving in town, onlookers crowded the road, jostling to catch a sight of the star groom.
Cheptegei, clad in a maroon outfit, emerged from the sunroof of Peruth Chemutai’s navy blue ride, gifted to her by President Museveni for the Olympics exploits in August.
He waved and acknowledged greetings with a bow to wild cheers from the crowds. He then retreated to the car and the convoy drove away.
The journey to Carol’s home was now in full throttle. Click to read more…