The late Agnes Tirop’s husband almost broke her legs according to one of her friends who spoke glowingly about the slain Olympian during her burial in Mosoriot, Nandi county.
Peris Jepchirchir, a very close friend of the late athlete shocked mourners after she narrated a blow by blow account of how Agnes Tirop’s husband always threatened to end her life.
There are things that Agnes showed me. She had been told that her legs would be broken or she would be killed,” she posed.
Apparently, Peris also disclosed that she reported Agnes Tirop’s husband to Athletics Kenya but no action was taken by then.
Kenya’s 5,000 meters Tokyo Olympic star Agnes Tirop Jebet was recently found dead in the morning with several stabs in the abdomen
A postmortem exercise carried out at the Iten Referral hospital last week on Tuesday also confirmed that Agnes Tirop died of injuries that were caused by multiple stab wounds on the neck and blunt force trauma on the head.
Following the autopsy exercise, the two pathologists said they would present the autopsy results of Agnes Tirop to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for further investigations.
Her death came a few days after she made history in the world of athletics. On September 12th, Tirop made history in the adizero Road To Records event in Germany.
She slashed 28 seconds from the 19-year-old women-only mark for 10km as she clocked 30:0.
In the meantime, the burial of the young athlete was attended by a number of leaders both from the Rift Valley region and from outside with most of them calling upon the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to pursue the matter to its conclusion.
“Because of the old traditions, people in many unions in the country are made to live in marriages that are violent just because they were told that when they go to their homes they should persevere, that they should not leave their husbands,” Murkomen stated.
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