Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wanjiru is my son, says ex military man

Elijah Kipng’etich Chebon, 50, who formerly worked at the Kenya Air Force base in Nanyuki told Capital News that he is the one who sired the athletics hero 24 years ago, at a small village near the William Woods Conservancy.

"Whoever wants to claim that he is the biological father of the late Wanjiru is a liar. I am Wanjiru's dad, even his mother can attest to that," Mr Chebon told Capital News in an interview from Sumeiyon village, Temwai Location-some six kilometres from Kabarnet town.

Mr Chebon told Capital News that he has a family with five other children back in the village and that he had informed all of them about the "other son who became a famous athletics star in the world."