“She kept complaining that her husband was violent towards her,” Stella, one of Tirop’s neighbors, told The Daily Beast. “Agnes feared that one day her husband would kill her and that is exactly what happened.” “I heard screams from your apartment.”
Murdered Olympian Agnes Tirop had just decided to divorce his husband because he feared he would “kill” her. The Daily Beast has changed the names of sources who responded to her request about Tirop’s marriage and personal life.
“She said she had left Iten earlier than expected in Kenya‘s pre-Olympic training camp because her husband had physically abused her,” said Stella. “She reluctantly returned to Iten after some of her friends pressured her to return to her husband.” “I heard screams from her apartment on the night of October 11th and was concerned that Agnes was attacked by her husband,” Ruth, another neighbor of the late athlete, told The Daily Beast. “She didn’t leave her house the next day and that made me think she might be in need.”
Rotich, Tirop’s husband, who was on the run shortly after his wife’s death, was arrested on October 14 while attempting to escape in the city of Mombasa and is to be charged with the murder of his wife. Those living near his home in Iten believe he may have murdered his wife on October 11, two days before her body was found. Tirop, who won bronze over 10,000 meters in the women at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished fourth over 5,000 meters at the Tokyo Olympics in August, is said to have had a broken marriage. According to Stella, both the athlete and her husband fought frequently in their home, and the couple’s family members had stepped in on a few occasions to resolve disputes between the two.
Tirop had reportedly told family members and close friends that she was constantly being molested by Rotich and feared she would be killed by her husband. Because of this, her neighbors became concerned when no one saw or heard her the day after her confrontation with Rotich. The suspicion that Tirop might have been killed on October 11 was also confirmed by a close family member.
“I’ve been grieving, I’ve cried, all of my tears are gone.” “Everyone was worried about Agnes,” said Ruth. “We knew she was in a difficult marriage and we were always worried about her.”
Tirop’s family now believe the athlete, who broke the world record in the 10-kilometer women’s-only road race in Germany last month, was killed in a plot that could have been hatched during the Tokyo Olympics after it was found that the possession of several of their properties had changed during their participation in the games. “Everyone was worried about Agnes,” said Ruth. “We knew she was in a difficult marriage and we were always worried about her.”
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