Agnes Tirop’s Husband Will Be Imprisoned For A Longer Time

Agnes Tirop’s Husband Will Be Imprisoned For A Longer Time

Ibrahim Rotich, the husband and prime suspect in the murder of his wife, athlete Agnes Tirop, will be held in detention for more than three months until the outcome of his bail case. Agnes Tirop’s husband will be imprisoned for a longer period of time.

Due to the absence of sitting judge Justice Reuben Nyakundi, who was gone on official responsibilities, the Eldoret Court deferred the case to March 9, 2022. Deputy Registrar Diana Milimo set the date for the hearing.

On the same day, the court will set a hearing date for the main case. The same court had asked the probation team to work on the pre-bail report on December 3 to assist in determining whether Rotich might be released on bond.

Probation officer David Barasa had asked the court for two weeks to compile the report during a previous bond application.

The prosecution had already filed an affidavit challenging his release on bond during the plea hearing on November 16, via state counsel Anthony Fedha.

If the suspect is discharged on bond, the state attorney claims that he will be able to intimidate, frighten, or interfere with witnesses.

Rotich’s siblings and relatives are among the more than ten witnesses called by the prosecution.

Tirop’s most recent international competition came at the Tokyo Olympics, where she finished fourth in the 5,000m. On October 13, she was discovered dead in her home.

Mr. Rotich, the last person seen with the deceased, was apprehended on October 15 in Changamwe, Mombasa County, after a two-day manhunt.

He was suspected of fleeing to a nearby nation, according to detectives.

At the same time, the court has granted the deceased Tirop’s relatives temporary custody of all of her belongings until the case is heard and decided.

Tirop’s father, Vincent Tirop, was designated as her interim guardian by the court.

Her husband, Ibrahim Rotich, reportedly confessed to killing her and asked God for forgiveness. The 25-year-old had a promising career in athletics, having smashed the women-only 10km world record about two months ago.

Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner who mainly competed in the 5000-10000 metres and cross country championships.

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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