FILE - Kenya's Agnes Jebet Tirop cleberates after winning a bronze medal in the women’s 10,00 metres at the 2019 World Athlerics Championships in Doha. Photo: Ibraheem Al Omari/Reuters
FILE - Kenya's Agnes Jebet Tirop cleberates after winning a bronze medal in the women’s 10,00 metres at the 2019 World Athlerics Championships in Doha. Photo: Ibraheem Al Omari/Reuters

Husband of slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop charged with murder

By AFP Time of article published Nov 16, 2021

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Nairobi – The husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop was on Tuesday charged with her murder, a day after he was found fit to stand trial.

Ibrahim Rotich, who is commonly known as Emmanuel, denied the charges when he appeared before the high court in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret.

Tirop's body was found with stab wounds at her home in the nearby town of Iten, a training hub in western Kenya for top runners, on October 13.

The 25-year-old double world championships bronze medallist was considered a rising star in Kenyan athletics.

She came fourth in the 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics this year and broke the world women-only record in the 10km in September.

AFP

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