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Kenya's Agnes Jebet Tirop was found dead this week. Image Credit: Reuters

Nairobi: Kenyan police said Thursday they had arrested the husband of record-breaking distance runner Agnes Tirop after she was found stabbed to death in her home this week.

“The suspect has been arrested in (the coastal city of) Mombasa,” said George Kinoti, the Director of Criminal Investigations. “He is in custody and he was arrested while fleeing.”