Ibrahim Rotich, a man accused of stabbing to death athlete Agnes Tirop will be facing murder charges on November 16, 2021.
This is once Rotich, the estranged husband to the late athlete undergoes mental assessment.
The High Court in Eldoret directed the accused to be subjected to the mandatory assessment before he takes a plea to the murder charge.
Rotich was on Tuesday presented before Deputy Registrar of the High Court in Eldoret Diana Milimo who ordered that the mental assessment be done at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret town.
He will now be presented before the High Court to take a plea on the murder charge on November 16, 2021.
Rotich is the prime suspect in the murder of Agnes Tirop whose lifeless body was found at her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on October 13, 2021.
A postmortem on the body revealed that she was stabbed in the neck and also hit with a blunt object in the head.
The prime suspect whom they lived with the athlete was arrested in Mombasa on October 15, 2021, in what detectives said was trying to escape.
He was first presented before an Iten Magistrates court that ordered that he be transferred to the Eldoret High Court to face murder charges.
Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner who 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 medallist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.