By Victor Kanayo
Kenyan police has said it has arrested two men in connection with the death of a Ugandan athlete Benjamin Kiplagat.
Kiplagat was found dead with stab wounds in a car on Sunday at the outskirts of the Kenyan town of Eldoret.
Local police commander Stephen Okal told AFP that both men are in their 30s and are “known criminals who have been terrorizing the members of the public.” He said the suspects were arrested near Eldoret.
One of the men was arrested with a knife that police believe was used in Kiplagat’s death, Okal told Agence France-Presse.
The motive for the killing was not immediately clear.
The Kenyan-born Kiplagat, a long-distance runner who specialised in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, represented Uganda in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Eldoret is a well-known high altitude training center for athletes.