Agnes Tirop, a Kenyan Olympic athlete, was found dead in her house after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband.
According to Daily Post, the 25- year- old competed for Kenya in the 5, 000m finals at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan in 2021.
Barnaba Korir, the chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, announced her death to the public.
Tirop was found dead at her husband’ s home in Iten, where she had been stabbed, according to police. We are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.
Kenya has lost a diamond in the form of Tirop, who was one of the fastest- rising athletics giants on the international stage, according to him.
The Adizero Road To Records event in Germany was the setting for Tirop’ s historic achievement, as she shaved 28 seconds off the long- standing women’ s- only world record for the 10km.
Following the discovery of Agnes Jebet Tirop’ s body at her house in Kenya, police are treating her husband as a suspect.
The loss of the world record holder in the women’ s 10km road race, who finished fourth in the Olympic 5, 000m final in Tokyo two months ago, has devastated the athletics world. She had been stabbed in the neck and stomach, according to reports.
The following day, crime scene investigators were called to Tirop’ s home, where she had been reported missing the night before by her father, according to police.
When the police officers entered the residence, they discovered Tirop lying on the bed and a puddle of blood on the floor, said Tom Makori, the area’ s chief of police.
She had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to suspect she had died as a result of a knife wound, and we believe it was the reason for her death.
Her husband is still on the run, and preliminary investigations indicate that he is a suspect because he has not been apprehended. The police are attempting to track down her spouse for him to provide an explanation for what happened to Tirop.
A statement from Athletics Kenya said they were ” distraught” by the loss of ” a diamond, ” and the death sent shockwaves through her home nation. “