Bomet East MP Beatrice Kones’ son has passed on. Collins Kipyegon has allegedly committed suicide at his home in Kiamunyi, Nakuru.

The deceased had been rushed to War Memorial Hospital in Nakuru early today. Unfortunately, the doctors could not save him and he died as he was being attended to in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A doctor who preferred to remain anonymous said that Kipyegon had breathing difficulties when he was received at the hospital. The doctor affirmed that, “He was rushed here early morning for having taken poison and doctors did all they could do to save his life but unfortunately he died.”

It is suspected that Kipyegon was having marital problems, which could have pushed him to the edge leading him to commit suicide. This is according to a close friend who refused to disclose his identity.

The area deputy OCPD has however refused to comment on the case saying he has no information on the death of Kipyegon.

Former Roads minister Franklin Bett, who happens to be a family friend, has refuted the claims that Kipyegon committed suicide. “The late minister’s son didn’t commit suicide. There was no indication in his house that he committed suicide. Let’s wait for the postmortem results,” he said.

According to Bett, Kipyegon had a meeting with his cousins at his home. His cousins left at around 11pm after having some drinks. He later called them, saying he was feeling sick. He was rushed to the hospital but he unfortunately did not make it.