Athletics Kenya suspend weekend meeting to mourn Tirop

As Kenyans continue to mourn the late Agnes Jebet Tirop, the Athletics Kenya has suspended their cross country meetings.

The two meetings that were to start the AK calendar, starting from the Machakos meeting that was to be held this Saturday at the Machakos Peple’s park and that of Iten, in Elgeyo Marakwet County have pbeen put on hold to mourn the former world cross country champion Tirop who was found murdered in her house in Ite, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday morning.

The federation president Jackson Tuwei announced the postponement by lauding the president’s move to direct police to speed up investigations.

“We are confident the relevant agencies are working round the clock to ensure speedy justice to family and friends who have been left emotionally scarred by the demise of someone they depended on for financial and psychological support,” said Tuwei.

He said Tirop’s death has left a huge hole because she was a promising athlete.

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