The 25-year-old Agnes Tirop represented Kenya within the 5,000m occasion on the Tokyo Olympics and completed fourth within the finals was discovered lifeless at her house in Iten, reviews say his husband stabbed her to dying.
“Tirop was discovered lifeless at their house in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We’re nonetheless working to unearth extra particulars surrounding her demise,” Athletics Kenya mentioned in a press release beneath on Twitter.
— Athletics Kenya (@athletics_kenya) October 13, 2021
Native police mentioned Tirop’s husband was a suspect. “We acquired a message from the household of Tirop’s husband that the husband had phoned the dad and mom whereas crying and asking that God forgive him as there’s something unhealthy he had completed,” Tom Makori, Keiyo North Sub County Police Commander, advised the private-owned NTV Kenya Tv.
“When police went to Tirop’s home they discovered her in mattress with blood below the mattress and a variety of it on the ground. When police seemed on the physique, it seemed like she had been stabbed on the neck with what we suspect to be a knife.”
Final month, Tirop smashed the women-only 10km world file in Germany, crossing the road in 30:01 to avoid wasting 28 seconds from the earlier file held by Morocco’s Asmae Leghzaoui from 2002.
Tirop gained bronze medals on the 2017 and 2019 World Championships within the 10,000m and in addition gained the 2015 World Cross Nation Championships.
“It’s much more painful that Agnes, a Kenyan hero by all measures, painfully misplaced her younger life by a legal act perpetuated by egocentric and cowardly folks, I urge our legislation enforcement companies led by the Nationwide Police Service to trace down and apprehend the criminals liable for the killing of Agnes,” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta mentioned in a press release.