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Murder of the Kenyan Athlete Agnes Tirop: Her husband and main suspect was arrested
the arrest of Emmanuel Rotish was announced Thursday by the Kenyan police, the murder of Agnes Tirop, double world medalist, had been revealed Wednesday © Fredrik Sandberg / AP / SIPA Agnes Tirop after his victory over the 1500 m in Stockholm at a stage of the diamond league, May 30, 2019.
Tirop, 25 years old, rising star of athletics in his country, had just beat a month ago the world record 10 km in an exclusively female race in 30 min 01 sec in Herzogenaurach (Germany).
The Kenyan Athlete Agnes Tirop, twice world medalist on 10,000 m and 4th of the Tokyo Olympics on 5,000 m, was stabbed to death, indicated Kenyan sports managers Wednesday. Tirop, 25 years old, rising star of athletics in his country, had just beat the world's 10 km world record in an exclusively female race in 30 minutes 01 sec in Herzogenaurach (Germany). She had won the bronze of the Worlds of 10,000 m in 2017 and 2019, and had become Cross Country World Champion in 2015.
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Video: Athletic Drama: Kenyane Agnes Tirople Stabbed to Death (Dailymotion)
She was Finding dead, stabbed at the abdomen, at his home in Iten, famous altitude training center in western Kenya. "Kenya lost a diamond that was one of the fastest growing athletes on the international scene thanks to its remarkable track performances," lamented the Kenyan Federation of Athletics in a statement. "We continue to work to elucidate the circumstances of his death," says the statement.Tirop's husband is sought.
Tom Makori, police commander in Keiyo District (West), "said AFP that Emmanuel Rotish, Tirop's husband, was sought. "He can tell us what happened," said Makori. The suspect has a call to Tirop's parents to tell them that he had done something wrong. So we think he knows what s' has passed." The president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta also paid tribute to the champion: "It is upsetting, extremely unhappy and sad to lose an athlete so promising and so young who, at 25, had already brought glory to our country by its exploits on the track." "His death is all the more difficult to cash that acts, heroin of Kenya, was the victim of a loose and selfish criminal act," he regrets in a statement.
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