Ibrahim Kipkemoi Rotich, the husband of slain Kenyan long distance athlete Agnes Tirop, has been arrested in Mombasa, Nation Sport can confirm.

Rotich, who is the key suspect in the murder of the 25-year-old two-time World Championships medallist, was apprehended by police in Changamwe, Mombasa on Thursday night after being trailed for two days.

Tirop was found dead in her bedroom in their home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday with stab wounds.

Rotich was immediately named by police as a the key suspect in the death of the Olympian, whose death has re-ignited calls for the return of capital punishment in the country.

Nation Sport understands that Rotich was arrested in one of the police stations within Changamwe Police Division where he had gone to visit a relative.

The said relative tipped his bosses who set a trap for the man who has been on the run since his wife was found dead early Wednesday.

Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata confirmed that Rotich was in custody awaiting to be transferred to Nairobi early Friday morning where he will be taken to court.

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