Suspect arrested for Olympian's stabbing death

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Police successful Kenya person arrested the hubby of long-distance runner Agnes Tirop aft she was stabbed to decease this week.

"Suspected slayer hubby of Agnes Tirop, the agelong region runner heroine precocious murdered astatine her home, has been arrested," the National Police Service-Kenya said successful a connection connected Twitter connected Friday.

"The suspect, 1 Ibrahim Kipkemoi Rotich, who has been connected the tally with constabulary connected blistery trail, was nabbed successful Mombasa by diligent constabulary detectives," work the statement.

The NPS said Rotich is being held astatine Changamwe Police Station and was "awaiting transportation to Iten wherever he's expected to look prosecution.

"The NPS added that Rotich was arrested on with different suspect, Silas Chilla Chellile, and that some individuals were helping the constabulary with their investigations.

Rotich was arrested connected Thursday successful Changamwe, Mombasa county, arsenic helium "tried to fly a neighboring state to evade justice," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations-Kenya said successful a connection connected Twitter.

Agnes Tirop of Kenya was a nationalist hero. (Getty Images for IAAF)

"Earlier successful the time [Thursday] astatine astir noon, Rotich had rammed his getaway conveyance into a lorry astatine Athi River, on Mombasa road, arsenic helium desperately escaped retired dragnet," said the DCI.

Tirop won bronze medals successful the 10,000m astatine the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th successful the 5,000m astatine the Tokyo Games.

Last month, the 25-year-old made past by taking 28 seconds disconnected the long-standing, women-only satellite grounds for 10km astatine the Adizero Road To Records lawsuit successful Germany.

Tirop finished successful a clip of 30:01, breaking the erstwhile grounds of 30:29, which had been acceptable by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui successful 2002.

Following the race, she said, "I'm truthful blessed to person breached the satellite record. I felt the gait was good. The people was precise good, too."

At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Tirop became the second-youngest ever golden medallist successful the women's contention aft Zola Budd.

Athletics Kenya said the state had "lost a jewel who was 1 of the fastest-rising athletics giants connected the planetary stage, acknowledgment to her eye-catching performances."

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