Kenyan police arrest Agnes Tirop's husband in connection with stabbing death
Rotich was arrested on Thursday in Changamwe, Mombasa county, as he "tried to flee a neighboring country to evade justice," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations-Kenya said in a statement on Twitter.
Tirop won bronze medals in the 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Games.
Last month, the 25-year-old made history by taking 28 seconds off the long-standing, women-only world record for 10km at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany.
Last month, Tirop smashed the women-only 10km world record in Germany, crossing the line in 30:01 to shave 28 seconds from the previous record held by Morocco's Asmae Leghzaoui from 2002.
Following the race, she said, "I'm so happy to have broken the world record.
On Thursday, Athletics Kenya - the sport's governing body in the country - suspended all athletics competitions for two weeks as a mark of respect for Ms Tirop.