Family elated as Kipyego acquires USA Citizenship

Family elated as  Kipyego acquires USA Citizenship

Family elated as Kipyego acquires USA Citizenship

Sally Kipyego (in Green) File picture/

2011 World 10000m silver medalist Sally Kipyego has switched her allegiance to United States of America.

The long distance athlete who comes from ElgeyoMarakwet County disclosed the developments on her twitter handle on Thursday.

“It has been 12 years and 8 days since I landed in America. Today I became a US Citizen!”

The news of her new status was received at her home village Tarakwa with joy.

Chris Kipyego a fourth born in their family of seven told Michezoafrika.com that the family was elevated after their daughter got the citizenship.

“Everybody received the news with happiness and we are happy that she has struggled for many years for it,”Kipyego who is also a runner said.

According to Kipyego, it was a new dawn for her last born sister who went through various challenges after completing her studies at Kaptiony primary many years ago.

“She went through many struggles of life and now that she has been granted the Citizenship we see a new chapter in her life. She is our last born,”Kipyego said.

Kipyego went to USA through scholarship where she studied Medicine and graduated at Texas Tech University with a degree in nursing in the year 2011.

She represented Kenya at the 2011 world championships in Daegu getting silver and repeating the same over the distance at the 2012 London Olympics.

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