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Prime Suspect Behind Agnes Tirop’s Murder Arrested

by Zablon Ondari
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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested the husband of Olympian Agnes Tirop in connection with her murder.

Ibrahim Rotich, who was in a relationship with the athlete was arrested on Thursday, 14th October in Changamwe, Mombasa county, as he tried to flee to a neighboring country to evade justice.

Rotich is believed to have killed the two-time World Athletics championships bronze medallist, by stabbing her before going into hiding.

Tirop’s lifeless body was found lying on her bed Wednesday morning, 13th October in Iten, with visible stab wounds on her abdomen.

According to detectives, earlier in the day at around noon, Rotich had rammed his getaway vehicle into a lorry at Athi River, along Mombasa road, as he desperately escaped out dragnet.

The suspect is currently being grilled by detectives at Changamwe police station, for more details into the murder, before being arraigned to answer to murder charges.

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