BURIAL

Tirop to be buried at parent's home on Saturday

Tirop's boyfriend, Rotich, detained for 20 days.

In Summary

• The committee organising the burial announced that a postmortem on will be done on Tuesday at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

• Athletics Kenya officials led by Benson Kitili and family members confirmed that Tirop's burial arrangements were going on smoothly.

Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Image: FILE

Athlete Agnes Tirop will be buried on Saturday at her parent's home in Nandi county.

The committee organising the burial announced that a postmortem on will be done on Tuesday at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

Athletics Kenya officials led by Benson Kitili and family members confirmed that Tirop's burial arrangements were going on smoothly.

She was found dead with a stab wound on the neck and a court has ordered that her boyfriend Ibrahim Rotich be detained for 20 days for investigations into her death to be finalised.

Rotich was on Monday arraigned before an Iten court.

He appeared before senior principal magistrate Charles Kutwa but did not take plea. 

The suspect will detained at Eldoret Police Station.

Kutwa also ordered a mental assessment be done.

The case will be mentioned on November 9 for further orders.

Rotich was whisked away by DCI officers after the orders were made.

Homicide detectives had on Saturday collected CCTV cameras from the home of Tirop in Iten town, as Rotich, who was arrested in Mombasa was moved to the region.