Kenyan Police confirms Agnes Tirop’s husband as a suspect in the athlete’s death

Kenyan Police confirms Agnes Tirop’s husband as a suspect in the athlete’s death

Kenya Police intelligence has pointed to the husband of long-distance runner Agnes Tirop as a “suspect” in her death after the 25-year-old was stabbed to death on Wednesday.

Following the bad incident, Keiyo North Sub County Police Commander Tom Makori has disclosed that Tirop’s husband Emmanuel Rotich was the subject of a Police hunt.

“The suspect had made a call to Tirop’s parents saying that he’d committed something wrong. So we believe he knows what happened,” said Makori.

Providing further clarity on the matter, the Police Commander told Nation TV, an affiliate of CNN that “When police went to Tirop’s house, they found her in bed with blood under the bed and a lot of it on the floor,” Makori said.

“When Police looked at the body, it looked like she had been stabbed on the neck with what we suspect to be a knife.”

In the early house of Wednesday, Kenya’s National Police Service (NPS) had tweeted that Tirop was the victim of a “heinous crime” and promised “speedy and comprehensive investigations.”

Tirop won bronze medals in the 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Games.

Last month, the 25-year-old made history by taking 28 seconds off the long-standing, women-only world record for 10km at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany.

By: Elisha Aberiganya | Follow us on Twitter @activtvgh

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