Husband to slain athlete Agnes Tirop arrested in Mombasa

The suspect was arrested while driving in a private car in Changamwe.

In Summary

•According to police statement, the suspect was driving in a private car when he was arrested.

•Tirop, 25, was part of the triumphant team that represented Kenya in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; where she represented the country in the 5,000m race and finished fourth in the finals.

Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Image: PSCU

Husband to slain 2015 Cross Country Champion Agnes Tirop has been arrested in Changamwe, Mombasa over her murder in Iten.

According to police statement, the suspect was driving in a private car when he was arrested.

Tirop, 25, was part of the triumphant team that represented Kenya in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; where she represented the country in the 5,000m race and finished fourth in the finals.

The Kenyan champion was found dead in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday.

Her body had a stab wound on the neck.

Tirop had been living at an athletics camp after differing with her husband but returned to the home two days ago, following reconciliation by relatives and friends.

Only last month, Tirop set the athletics world alight when she set a new women-only world record in 10km when she clocked 30:01 to cut the tape at the Adizero Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany.