The prime suspect in the gruesome murder of 25-year-old world 5,000m record holder Agnes Tirop has been arrested.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Ibrahim Rotich was arrested on Thursday in Changamwe, Mombasa County, as he tried to flee to a neighbouring 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 in Iten, Kenya's Rift Valley, with visible stab wounds on her abdomen.
“Earlier in the day (yesterday) at around noon, Rotich had rammed his getaway vehicle into a lorry at Mlolongo, along Mombasa road, as he desperately escaped our dragnet,” said DCI.
The suspect is currently being grilled by detectives at Changamwe police station for more details into the murder before being arraigned in court to answer murder charges.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.