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Amina calls for women welfare in sports

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has urged parents to bring up their children in a holy way, who will be their reflection in future.

Speaking in Nandi, the home of the murdered athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop, Amina said there must be good values in a family and boy child upbringing to avoid such incidences in future like Tirop, who was suspected to have been murdered by her husband Ibrahim Rotich who is now at the Eldoret Police station.

“This young man had bad ideas in his mind where he must have planned the murder from long time ago and he executed it very well,” said Amina when she visited the family and the place where the funeral will be held on Saturday.

She said that what Rotich did was a reflection and the mirror of parenting.

“This is a reflection of to us as parents. Any parent in this country is asking many questions on how did I bring up my boy child, what values did I team him,” asked Amina.

Tirop, the 2015 world cross country champion was found murdered in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County last Wednesday and the postmortem done on her body on Wednesday revealed that she died from losing too much blood through the cuts she encountered.

The Olympian’s prime suspect, Ibrahim Rotich was arrested three days later in Mombasa and presented before Iten court on Monday and remanded for 20 more days to allow police complete their investigations.

“It is not just in Kenya that the laws prohibit killing but God’s laws prohibits the act. As parents, we must think wide and whatever a child does, it is a reflection and the mirror of the society,” added Amina.

She also said that female athletes in the country faces many cahllenges in the society and they started a welfare to cater for women athletes.

“These female athletes, especially junior ones like the late Tirop faces a numerous challenges and we shall start a welfare to support such young girls in the society,” she said.

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