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  • Growing up in Kenya, Willy Kiptemboi Rotich is a UT first

    Growing up in Kenya, Willy Kiptemboi Rotich is a UT first

    By Kay Randall
    Kay Randall
    Published: May 17, 2010

    Willy Kiptemboi Rotich has come a long way — almost 8,860 miles to be exact. Born in the Rift River Valley of Kenya, the fifth of eight children, he never dreamt as a boy he’d grow up to live in the United States, be a poet and receive a doctor’s degree from one of the top research universities in the country.

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      Simon Obwatho said on April 30, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
      Willy was my classmate in Kenya and he is deeply cherished by all those who know him. One of his names is Kipkemboi and not Kiptemboi as indicated. Thanks
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      Saint Louis Contractor said on Jan. 9, 2011 at 9:13 a.m.
      Inspiration can come in many forms. I once asked myself, what is at the root of inspiration and can a person be taught to be inspired.