Back to the Top News Newsfeed

Agnes Tirop dead: Husband a suspect after Kenyan athlete, 25, found stabbed to death at home

Kenyan long distance runner and World Athletics Championships bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop, has been found stabbed to death at her home, with her husband named by local police as a suspect in their murder investigation.

Athletics Kenya released a statement on Wednesday morning which reported that she was discovered in her house in Iten, a town in the west of the country where many athletes train.

Tom Makori, head of police for the area, said: “When [officers] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor.