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Tragedy in Eldoret: Ugandan Champion Kiplagat Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances, Kenyan Police Apprehend Two Suspects

Boom RadioNG | January 1, 2024

The Kenyan athletics community mourns the loss of renowned distance runner Benjamin Kiplagat, whose body was discovered with stab wounds on Sunday near Eldoret, a prominent training ground for athletes. Authorities swiftly apprehended two suspects believed to be connected to the tragedy.

Investigation Underway:

  • Local police commander Stephen Okal confirms the arrest of two individuals in their 30s, identified as “known criminals with a history of troubling the community.”
  • One suspect allegedly possessed a knife suspected to be the murder weapon, adding urgency and focus to the investigation.
  • Motive for the attack remains unclear, prompting thorough inquiries by Kenyan authorities.

Benjamin Kiplagat

Remembering a Champion:

  • Kiplagat, born in Kenya but representing Uganda during his illustrious career, participated in three Olympic Games in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
  • His achievements and dedication to the sport inspired countless athletes within the region and across the globe.

Community in Shock:

  • Eldoret, renowned for its high-altitude training facilities and nurturing countless athletic talents, grapples with the unexpected loss of Kiplagat.
  • The athletics community expresses deep condolences and calls for a swift and thorough investigation to bring justice and closure.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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