The husband of Kenyan double world championships medallist Agnes Tirop, who was stabbed to death in Kenya is due to appear in court after a dramatic late-night arrest.
Emmanuel Rotich was detained in the coastal city of Mombasa on Thursday over the death of the 25-year-old at their home in Iten in western Kenya.
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 our dragnet.
Tirop was the family’s breadwinner, paying for children’s school fees and clothes.
President Uhuru Kenyatta paid tribute to Tirop, who would have turned 26 later this month, saying she had “brought the country so much glory through her exploits on the global athletics stage”.