Ibrahim Rotich, the husband of two-time bronze medalist Agnes Tirop, was arrested for Tirop’s murder, according to People Magazine.
Tirop was found dead in her home in Kenya as a result of multiple stab wounds.
The prime suspect in the gruesome murder of 25-year-old world 5,000m record holder Agnes Tirop, has been arrested. Ibrahim Rotich, who was in a relationship with the athlete was arrested moments ago in Changamwe, Mombasa county, as he tried to flee to a neighboring pic.twitter.com/G2OrhlaM8X
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“Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track,” Athletics Kenya reports. Tirop represented Kenya in the 2020 Olympics, finishing fourth in the 5,000 meter race, and broke the women’s-only 10-kilometer road race record just this past September.