Steeplechase queen Inzzi mourns deceased hubby
Posted Thursday, October 24 2013 at 01:00
Arua- Former steeplechase world champion Dorcus Inzikuru has described the death of her husband Bosco Acidri
as very sad but revealed she was never informed about his sickness.
Acidri breathed his last at Arua Regional Referral Hospital on Monday. He had been admitted to the hospital for
a week. A family member revealed Acidri had anemia and troubles with his liver. Inzikuru got married to Acidri
in a traditional ceremony in 2006, a year after the runner had won 3000m steeplechase gold in Helsinki,
Her gold was the first world track title for Uganda. Marathoner Stephen Kiprotich won the country’s second
world title last year.
In 2007, she gave birth to the couple’s only child, Emmanuela. The subsequent years though saw Inzikuru and
Acidri develop marital misunderstandings with the runner accusing her husband of infidelity and mistreatment.
By the time of Acidri’s death, the two were no longer staying together. “Although we had separated, I never
wanted him dead,” Inzikuru said on phone from her training base in Nairobi yesterday. “ I wanted my daughter to
grow up while knowing that she had a father,” she added.
“But I was not informed about his sickness, I would have given assistance for his treatment.” Before his death,
Acidri was working as a health information management systems focal person in Arua District.
The Arua District Social Services Committee chairman, Wilfred Saka, who was Acidri’s supervisor described him
as a very hard working young man who had restored information about health in the district.
Burial is expected to take place today in Offaka Sub-county, Acidri’s ancestral home.