Man parts with Ksh2M to ease his in-laws’ water troubles, says he’s grateful for an ‘amazing’ wife

By Kenneth Ruto On Tue, 19 May, 2020 15:28 | 2 mins read
Businessman Charles Kipng’ok with his wife Lornah Kipng’ok at the event of surrendering a borehole to Lornah’s community. [PHOTO: KENNETH RUTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Businessman Charles Kipng’ok with his wife Lornah Kipng’ok at the event of surrendering a borehole to Lornah’s community. [PHOTO: KENNETH RUTO | K24 DIGITAL]
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    Charles Kipng’ok, who hails from Baringo Central, said he wanted to show appreciation to his in-laws for giving him an “amazing” wife.

A man in his late 50s has gone back to his in-laws’ place in Kiplekwa Village in Tenges Ward, Baringo Central and constructed them a Ksh2 million water borehole to ease their water troubles.

Charles Kipng’ok said the water project cost him Ksh2 million. [PHOTO: KENNETH RUTO | K24 DIGITAL]

Charles Kipng’ok, who hails from Cheplambus in Baringo Central, said he wanted to show appreciation to his in-laws for giving him an “amazing” wife, who has stuck by him for over 30 years.

Kipng’ok told K24 Digital that besides showing appreciation to his spouse’s parents, he also wanted to return a favour to the community that gifted him a partner, hence the choice of a borehole for a token.

Charles Kipng’ok encouraged Kiplekwa residents to practice irrigation using the borehole water. [PHOTO: KENNETH RUTO | K24 DIGITAL]

“I would appreciate it more if the local residents used the borehole for irrigation purposes so that they can produce more food to feed their families,” he said.

Digging the borehole, installing a water panel, acquiring three 10, 000-litre tanks, buying piping equipment and labour, cost Kipng’ok Ksh2 million, he said.

Kipng’ok installed three 10, 000-litre tanks to be used in storing the water. [PHOTO: KENNETH RUTO | K24 DIGITAL]

Tenges Ward MCA, Sylas Tochim, who was present as Kipng’ok surrendered the borehole to the Kiplekwa community lauded the businessman for his generosity.

Kipng’ok is a commercial tea grower and dairy farmer.

He and his wife, Lornah Kipng’ok, have been married for at least 30 years and have five children together.

Mrs Kipng’ok is a retired civil servant, who is now practicing farming.

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