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World champion Agnes Tirop laid to rest in Kapnyamisa village

Slain Olympian athlete Agnes Tirop was laid to rest in Kapnyamisa village in Nandi County.

Mourners at the event decried the many cases of gender based violence and urged the government to do more to protect women.

Related: Police arrest killer of Kenyan athletic star Agnes Tirop

Tirop, former 500m World bronze medalist was found dead on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

The news of Tirop’s gruesome killing hit the nation and world of athletics hard. In a statement, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the security apparatus to move with speed to arrest and bring to justice those involved.

“It is unsettling, utterly unfortunate and very sad that we’ve lost a young and promising athlete who, at a young age of 25 years, had brought our country so much glory through her exploits on the global athletics stage, including in this year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she was part of the Kenyan team in Japan,” Kenyatta said.

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