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The suspect in the murder of the Kenyan runner was arrested: "He had an accident while trying to escape" - Walla! sport

2021-10-15T11:45:47.144Z

Ibrahim Rotic, who allegedly stabbed to death his wife, world champion Agnes Tirop, was apprehended by Mombasa police as he tried to flee. As a sign but the Athletics Association suspended the competitions



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The suspect in the murder of the Kenyan runner was arrested: "He had an accident while trying to escape"

Ibrahim Rotic, who allegedly stabbed to death his wife, world champion Agnes Tirop, was apprehended by Mombasa police as he tried to flee.

As a sign of mourning the local athletics association suspended all competitions

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Friday, 15 October 2021, 13:34 Updated: 13:37

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The partner of Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop was arrested last night (Thursday to Friday) in Kenya, several days after he allegedly tried to escape following the murder.

Ibrahim Rotic was apprehended by Mumbasa police, and will be prosecuted after the investigation is completed.

The suspicion is that Rothic was the one who stabbed her to death, after her body was found with stab wounds in the town of Eitan, where she used to train.

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Tragedy in Kenya: The world champion in the 10 km run was murdered by her husband

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The Kenyan runner finished fourth in the 5,000-meter dash at the Tokyo Olympics and has previously won two bronze medals at world championships.

Last month she broke the world record in the 10km run, dropping 28 seconds from the previous record. According to reports in Kenya, he was caught trying to escape from the country, and during his journey collided with his vehicle in a truck with his car.

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In the Shadow of the Curse of the Dead Athletes: The hunt for Agnes Tirop's husband continues

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In honor of her death and achievements, the Kenya Athletics Association suspended all competitions for two weeks, and the President of Kenya demanded an extensive investigation into the affair.

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