Athletics-Kenyan police begging dead Tirop’s husband to surrender.

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File Photo-Athletics-Diamond League-Doha-Qatar Sports Club, Doha, Qatar-May 4, 2018 Agnes Jebetatilop of Kenya celebrates after finishing second in women’s 3000m REUTERS / Ibraheem Al Omari

October 14, 2021

Humphrey Mararo

Nairobi (Reuters)-Kenyan police said Thursday they were asking the husband of two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tyrup, who was found dead at home, to come forward. ..

Police said Wednesday that Tyrup appeared to have been stabbed in the neck with a knife.

The 25-year-old boy represented Kenya at the 5,000 meters of the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final.

“We are asking Ibrahim Rotich, the husband of the late Kenyan athlete, to appear at the nearest police station or security agency to assist in the police investigation,” said Tom, sub-county police commander of Cayo North.・ Makori told Reuters on the phone.

“We haven’t arrested the suspect by Thursday, but there is some information that could lead to his arrest.”

Last month, Tirop broke the women-only 10km world record in Germany, crossing the line at 30:01, a reduction of 28 seconds from the previous record held by Asmae Leghzaoui in Morocco in 2002.

In early October, Tirop finished second in the Giants Geneva 10K race.

She won the bronze medal in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships at 10,000m and also won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

“Athletics has lost one of the brightest young stars in the most tragic situation,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said in a statement late Wednesday.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called for a swift investigation into Tyrup’s death.

“I was deeply shocked by the tragic death of the young and bright talent Agnes Tyrop. Her performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics inspired many people,” said International. Thomas Bach, chairman of the Olympic Committee, said in a comment posted on the Olympic Twitter account.

Television footage obtained by Reuters shows Tyrop’s distraught friends and relatives leaving her home, and police officers use cordon lines to keep others away asking what happened. Did.

“The girl was very cheerful. In fact, we traveled with her to Nairobi on the day we returned from Tokyo,” said Mirka Chemwos, head of athletics Kenya.

“Even at 4 pm on Monday, I talked to her on the phone and met in town. So (Tyrup’s death) happened, which is a shame.”

(Report by Humphrey Malalo, Additional Report by Jackson Njehia and George Obulutsa, Written by George Obulutsa, Edited by Giles Elgood)

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