Young Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found dead with stab wounds

Young Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found dead with stab wounds

Agnes Tirop, a record-breaking Kenyan distance runner was found dead on Wednesday with stab wounds to her stomach in a suspected homicide.

According to the Police, Agnes’ husband Emmanuel Rotich is the prime suspect and the Police has been on the hunt since the incident happened.

Tirop was a double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross-country champion who also finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

She set a world record last month in the women 10km at the Road to Records Event in Germany, with a time of 30:01, slicing 28 seconds off the previous record. In 2015, she made history by becoming the second-youngest gold medalist in the women’s cross country.

“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. We are still working to unearth more details about her demise,” Athletics Kenya said.

“He can tell us what happened,” Makori said. “The suspect had made a call to Tirop’s parents saying that he’d committed something wrong. So we believe he knows what happened,” Police Commander Tom Makori stated.

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