•2013 Athletics World Championships 3000 meters steeplechase winner Milcah Chemos confirmed Kwemoi's death via a post she shared on Facebook.
•Kwemoi died on Friday at a hospital in Mt. Elgon, aged 23.
Former Youth Olympics 1,500m champion Gilbert Kwemoi has passed on.
Kwemoi died on Friday at a hospital in Mt. Elgon, aged 23.
The 2013 world 3000 meters steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos confirmed Kwemoi's death via a post she shared on Facebook.
"It's painful to type this, Rest In Peace Gilbert Kwemoi," said Chemos.
Reports indicate that Kwemoi had a headache and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka remembered the deceased as a humble, talented, and outstanding sportsman who had a bright future.
"After he won gold at the African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana in June 2014, Kwemoi paid us a courtesy call when I was Bungoma's first Governor. During our brief tête-à-tête, he struck me as a focused and hardworking young man who would not let anything stop him from shattering world records."
"Sad that we lost him before he attained his full potential. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, the people of Mt Elgon, and the entire athletics fraternity during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Chitab Koreet," Lusaka said.
Kwemoi won gold in 1,500m during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and bagged a silver medal at the African Under20 Championships in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia in 2015.