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Thursday, 14 October 2021

Husband On The Run After Kenya's Tokyo Olympic Star And World Championship Medallist, Agnes Tirop Is Found Stabbed To Death



The husband of Kenya's two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop, who was found stabbed to death,  is being treated as a suspect in the murder investigation.

 

The 25-year-old long-distance runner, who represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics, was found dead in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday, October 13.


Chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, Barnaba Korir, who confirmed the tragic news, said the deceased had stab wounds in the abdomen.


A criminal investigation is underway, with her husband now at the center of it. Police say he has gone missing and they are searching for him.

 

Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori has said he is wanted for questioning.

 

He said: "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.


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

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