Nairobi – Kenyan double world 10 000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross-county champion Agnes Tirop was found dead on Wednesday with stab wounds to her stomach in a suspected homicide, athletics officials said.
Tirop, 25, who finished fourth in the 5 000m at the Tokyo Olympics and was a fast-rising Kenyan female athlete, was found dead at her home in the high altitude training town of Iten in western Kenya.
Athletics Kenya 🇰🇪 have released this statement that points at the husband as the alleged assailant! Eish. 😩😤
Rest in power Agnes Jebet Tirop. You will always be remembered. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/hg6qlzO8Vk
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) October 13, 2021
“Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track,” Athletics Kenya said in a statement.