By John Kibirige
Kiprotich Stephen Uganda’s gold medal winner will receive his cash prize collected from different companies today.
The collection drive that was spearheaded by State Newspaper New Vision made at least Shs257m.
The money will be handed over to him today at the New Vision headquarters.
“We have collected sh257m in cash and over sh100m in kind. All this will be handed over to Kiprotich,” said Susan Nsibirwa, the Head of Marketing Vision Group.
Kiprotich Stephen a Ugandan marathon runner won a gold medal for Uganda at the London Olympics 2012.Kiprotich Uganda team completed the men’s marathon of 42 kilometers beating Kenya’s Mutai .
Stephen Kiprotich 23, secured for Uganda a gold medal after a long spell of 42 years since John Aki bua won a gold medal in 1972.
Uganda’s hopefuls, Moses Kipsiro and Dorcus Nzikuru were unsuccessful; none of them got any medal disappointing Uganda. Kiprotich turned the aura upside down when he got the golden medal at the real end of Olympics 2012.