STAB WOUNDS

Agnes Tirop autopsy results out

The postmortem was carried out at the Iten County Referral Hospital.

In Summary

• Family members and DCI officers were present.

• The body was then released for collection by her parents for burial on Saturday in Nandi county.

Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop
Image: FILE

An autopsy on the body of athlete Agnes Tirop on Tuesday revealed she died as a result of injuries caused by stab wounds on the neck and blunt force trauma on the head.

Two pathologists and a forensic physician carried out a three-hour long postmortem and said the cause of death was mainly due to the stab wounds.

Dr Dorothy Njeru, who led the exercise, said they had prepared a report and handed it over to the DCI.

"The rest we leave to them to investigate," she said.

The postmortem was carried out at the Iten County Referral Hospital.

Family members and DCI officers were present.

The body was then released for collection by her parents for burial on Saturday in Nandi county.

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

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 is being detained at Eldoret police station.

Kutwa also ordered a mental assessment be done.

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