A Kenyan court on Monday allowed police to hold the husband of long-distance runner Agnes Tirop for 20 days over her killing, the KTN News channel reported.
Tirop’s husband Ibrahim Rotich was arraigned on suspicion of murder before the court in the Rift Valley town of Iten, close to the home they shared.
Police told the court they would use the time to complete investigations and to carry out a mental assessment on the suspect.
THE SILENCE BY THE WORLD WHEN BLACK WOMEN ARE HARMED AND KILLED, SAY HER NAME #Justice4Agnes💔 Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop has been found dead at just 25 years old, after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. She was found with stab wounds in her abdomen and neck. pic.twitter.com/IJW3qcBjkm
— Dr Leyla Sirad Hussein OBE (@LeylaHussein) October 14, 2021