The prime suspect in the murder case of Agnes Tirop, Ibrahim Rotich might have a case to answer in the ongoing murder case after the CCTV footage placed him at the murder scene.
Tirop was found dead in her house at the free-area in Iten, Egeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday 13, 2021.
The proceeding of the case by the Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Kutwa who is presiding over the matter at the Iten Law Courts is ongoing.
According to Nation.co.ke, Keiyo North sub county DCIO Andolo Munga on Tuesday said that the CCTV footage also revealed the athlete was killed on Tuesday (October 12, 2021) afternoon.
“The CCTV footage is self-explanatory and positive after forensic analysis. It has all the evidence of the scene and the actual act. We believe we have an airtight case and we are good to go with the prosecution,” said the detective.
“The CCTV footage has become very crucial in this matter and it has shown us exactly what happened and how it was conducted. The investigation is on reverse and forward aspects.”
The two suspects who had been arrested together with Rotich were released and they are now state witness.
Tirop’s body was found on October 13 with stab wounds in the bedroom in Iten.
She was born to a peasant farming family, Tirop launched her athletics career less than a decade ago but swiftly ran up a host of second-place finishes in national and international cross country races.
She went on to become one of Kenya’s rising stars — as the 2015 world cross-country champion, a two-time world medallist over 10000m, and came fourth over 5000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.