Police have apprehended three individuals suspected of visiting the residence of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum just days before his fatal accident.
The trio, yet to be identified, was initially held at Kaptagat Police Station in Elgeyo Marakwet County, later being transferred to Iten for further interrogation.
Detectives in Elgeyo Marakwet County, the hometown of the late athlete, are intensively questioning the suspects to ascertain the purpose of their visit.
The investigation was prompted by Kiptum’s father, Samson Cheruiyot, who raised concerns about four strangers appearing at their home in Chepsamo village, Kaptarakwa ward, Keiyo South Constituency, Elgeyo Marakwet County, just four days before the tragic accident.
Earlier, it was revealed that all four individuals had been summoned for questioning by the Elgeyo Marakwet County Criminal Investigations Officer.
Mr. Cheruiyot, adamant about a thorough inquiry, positively identified the three suspects at Kaptagat Police Station, where the vehicle they used was also seized for further examination.
The investigation aims to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the marathon star’s untimely demise.