The prime suspect in the gruesome murder of 25-year-old world 5,000m record holder Agnes Tirop, has been arrested.
Ibrahim Rotich, who was in a relationship with the athlete was arrested on Thursday night in Changamwe, Mombasa county, as he tried to flee to a neighboring country to evade justice.
Rotich is believed to have killed the two-time World Athletics championships bronze medallist, by stabbing her before going into hiding.
Tirop’s lifeless body was found lying on her bed Wednesday morning in Iten, with visible stab wounds on her abdomen.
Earlier in the day at around noon, Rotich had rammed his getaway vehicle into a lorry at Mlolongo, along Mombasa road, as he desperately escaped the police dragnet.
The suspect was held and grilled by detectives at Changamwe police station for more details into the murder, before being arraigned in court to answer to murder charges.