IT WASN'T ME

Agnes Tirop's ex-lover denies killing athlete

Rotich wants to be released on bond as the case continues.

In Summary

• Through his lawyer, Ngige Ngugi, Rotich indicated that he would apply to be released on bond as the case continues.

• However, State Counsel David Fedha said they had already filed an affidavit to oppose the application for bond.

Ibrahim Rotich (right) at the High Court in Eldoret on November 16, 2021.
Ibrahim Rotich (right) at the High Court in Eldoret on November 16, 2021.
Image: MATHEWS NDANYI

Ibrahim Kipkemboi Rotich, the ex-boyfriend to Agnes Tirop has denied murdering the athlete.

Rotich on Tuesday appeared before Justice Reuben Nyakundi and denied killing Tirop on October 12 at Rural Estate in Iten town.

"It's not true your honour," said Rotich when the charge was read out to him.

Through his lawyer, Ngige Ngugi, Rotich indicated that he would apply to be released on bond as the case continues.

However, State Counsel David Fedha said they had already filed an affidavit to oppose the application for bond.

Justice Nyakundi directed that the matter be mentioned on December 1, 2021, for further directions.

The court had last week ordered that Rotich undergoes a medical assessment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital before being charged.

He was later found fit to stand trial.

Tirop was on October 13 found dead in her house in Iten where she lived with Rotich as her boyfriend.

A postmortem on the body revealed that she died after being stabbed in the neck and being hit by a blunt object in the head.

Edited by D Tarus