Kiplagat, a 2008 World Junior 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist, was found murdered along the road on his way home in Eldoret.
The World of Athletics has been left in a state of shock after Ugandan steeplechaser Benjamin Kiplagat was found dead in Kimumu, Eldoret on Saturday night.
Kiplagat, a 2008 World Junior 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist, was found murdered along the road on his way home situated in Kimumu.
According to the Moiben Sub-county police commandant Stephen Okal, they received a message from the public that an accident had occurred and the officers visited the scene at about 5.00 am on Sunday morning.
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Upon scrutiny, the officers found that there was a man lying at the driver’s seat and he had been stabbed on his chest and had a deep cut on his neck, noting that the vehicle hit the motorcycle which is believed the owners used to block him before committing the crime and fleeing.
“We are still investigating the incident to ascertain what really happened but what we can confirm is that the man found dead is an international athlete called Benjamin Kiplagat,” said Okal.
Kiplagat who hails from Marakwet East has been training in Eldoret before heading to Uganda to compete in various competitions.
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