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Kenyan Police Arrest Husband of Late Agnes Tirop

The Kenyan police have confirmed the arrest of the husband of a long-distance runner, Agnes Tirop who was found dead in her home.

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Agnes Tirop

Agnes Tirop

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The country's track federation confirmed the death of the two-time World Championship bronze medallist on Wednesday, October 15th, 2021. She was found dead in Iten in western Kenya, a town renowned as a training base for distance runners in the country.

According to reports from Sky Sports, on its website on Friday, October 15th, 2021. Ibrahim Rotich was arrested in the coastal city of Mombasa hours after the tragedy occurred.

The sub-county police commander of Keiyo North, Tom Makori released a statement saying.

The suspect has been arrested today evening and is in the custody at Changamwe police station in the Coast Region. I can confirm now we have the main suspect in our custody.

Tirop won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the women's 10,000m  and finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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