Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop who represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics found dead with stab wounds in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
According to reports Agnes had stab wounds in the abdomen.
It is suspected that her estranged husband may be behind the killing.
Athletics Kenya has mourned Agnes Tirop in an emotional post saying Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants at the international stage.
“Just last month she broke the women-only record in the women’s 10km at Road to Records Race in Germany, timing 30:01…We pray that God may grant strength to family and friends at this difficult time.” the statement reads.