Ibrahim Rotich, prime suspect in murder of Agnes Tirop when he was presented to court

Ibrahim Rotich Charged With Murder of Agnes Tirop to Remain In Custody until March 2022

Husband of Olympic distance runner Agnes Tirop – Ibrahim Rotich, who is accused of killing the athlete will remain in remand until March 2022 when his application for bail will be heard.

Hearing for the application had been set for December 15, 2021, but it was postponed to 2022 after both parties in the case were informed that the judge handling the matter – Reuben Nyakundi, was not be available.

Justice Nyakundi, recently transferred to Eldoret High Court, has been hearing the case and is said to have returned to his previous station in Malindi to conclude pending cases.

Eldoret High Court Deputy Registrar Diana Milimo directed that hearing for the bail application be on March 9, 2022.

This means Ibrahim Rotich will remain on remand for the next three months, at least before a court makes a ruling on whether he should be released on bail or not.

Rotich, 41, is accused of stabbing to death Agnes Tirop at their home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, on October 13, 2021.

He was arrested in Mombasa, a day after the body of Tirop was found, with the police saying he was trying to escape.

The accused has already been formally charged with the murder of the athlete where he pleaded not guilty.

AK in a statement said Agnes Tirop’s body was found at her home in Iten “after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband.”
Kenyan athlete, the late Agnes Tirop. Photo Source: Twitter/AK

Agnes Tirop mainly competed in the 5000 meters and cross country running.

At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, she became the second-youngest ever gold medalist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.

She was killed while aged 25.

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