Agnes Tirop’s Burial To Cost Ksh 5 Million- Family Says.

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The family of the late slain Athletics Champion Agnes Tirop, who conquered the 2015 Cross Country competition on Monday 18th October revealed that the burial cost will cost about Ksh 5 million.


The burial committee that includes the deceased’s family, Athletics Kenya representatives and Nandi County met at her parent’s home where fundraising was held and set aside Ksh 5 million for the burial expenses.

They also revealed that Agnes will be on Saturday 23rd October at her parents home in Nandi County.

Tirop who was found dead at her home in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, on 13 October 2021 had reconciled with her estranged husband Ibrahim Rotich a few days before she met her untimely death.

Rotich, the main suspect in the death of the athlete was arrested on Wednesday, October 13th 2021 In Changamwe Mombasa was on Monday 18th October 2021 presented before Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Kutwa in Iten Elgeyo Marakwet County.

According to the Keiyo North Police Commander Tom Makori, He said that the suspect had called his parents to inform them that he had killed his wife and he was asking for God’s forgiveness.

The request by the State Prosecutor Judith Ayuma to detain the suspect for 20 more days was granted as the third suspect John Kipkoech Samoei in connection with the death of the athlete was arrested on Sunday 17th October 2021.

The courts also granted the prosecutor to hold the suspect at the Eldoret Police Station and further directed that he be taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) for mental assessment.


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