Three arrested over murder of Eldoret marathon champion
Abdi said police have crucial leads that will enable them arrest more suspects.
The body of Tirop and that of his friend, Mathew Kimutai Kemboi, a former student at Rift Valley Technical Training Institute, were found at Kipkorgot area on the outskirts of Eldoret town. The bodies had deep multiple injuries.
The athlete once named as one of the “2014 Masters Long Distance Runners” by Running Times was predominantly based in the USA before returning to Kipkorgot in 2015.
After the incident, Athletics Kenya president Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said he was deeply saddened by the news and urged swift investigations into the incident.
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