Husband of slain Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, Ibrahim Rotich, has been arrested over the murder of the record-breaking runner who was stabbed to death in an incident that has shocked her home country and the world of athletics.

The Department of Criminal Investigations revealed that Rotich was
arrested on Thursday evening in Mombasa county while trying to flee
the country.
Rotich has been named the prime suspect of the gruesome murder of the

25-year-old double world championships medallist and Olympian, who
has been hailed as a rising star cut short in her prime.

The statement from the DCI read, “The prime suspect in the gruesome
murder of 25-year-old world 5,000m record holder Agnes Tirop, has
been arrested.

Earlier on Thursday 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 statement said.

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