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According to the publication Inside the Games (Tiprop murder plot could have been hatched during Tokyo 2020, Geoff Berkeley, Oct. 21, 2021), Agnes Tirop owned plots of land that mysteriously changed ownership hands while she was competing in the Olympic Games.
Jeremy Sawe, a spokesperson for the family, said, “We have learned with utter shock that the majority of our daughter’s property has mysteriously changed hands.”
Land near the University of Eldoret which forms part of the property was reportedly sold for KES9 million (£58.742/$81,044/€69,577).
Kenyan Police said until proven, the apparent land swap is only an allegation.
The 25-year-old was a two-time world championships bronze medallist. She also owned the women’s-only-race 10K world record at 30:01. She set the record one month ago in Germany. Tirop finished in fourth place in the Tokyo Olympic Games 5000m clocking a 14:39.62 finish time.
She was found in her bed murdered with apparent stab wounds to her abdomen and neck. It is alleged that her husband Ibrahim Rotich is her killer. He had allegedly called Tirop’s parents to let them know he did something terrible and then fled. He was chased, apprehended, and charged by Kenyan Police. They located him in Mombasa.
Out of respect for Tirop, Athletics Kenya announced on Thursday that all athletics competitions in the country would be suspended for two weeks.
Julius Yego told the BBC, “We just lost a great talent. She was such a strong woman and committed to what she was doing.”
Apparently, she loved dairy farming.
She was eulogized on Tuesday, she will be buried on her 26th birthday on October 23rd.