Kenyan-born Athlete Damaris Muthee Mutua Discovered Murdered


A Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete has been discovered lifeless in a city within the east African nation’s west and the runner’s Ethiopian boyfriend is a suspect in her killing, police mentioned on Tuesday.

Damaris Muthee Mutua’s homicide follows the killing of one other athlete in Kenya, Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, who was discovered stabbed to loss of life at her residence in the identical city in October.


The physique of Mutua, 28, who holds twin Kenyan-Bahraini nationality, was discovered decomposing in a home in Iten, Tom Makori, the city’s police commander, instructed Reuters. Her Ethiopian boyfriend was a suspect, he added.

Iten, the place each murders occurred, has a preferred coaching base for lengthy distance runners. The 2 murders have shone a highlight on violence towards girls within the east African nation.

“The physique has been taken to a close-by hospital mortuary,” Makori mentioned.

Police was on the lookout for Mutua’s boyfriend, Eskinder Hailemaryam Folie, who had allegedly confessed to the killing, he mentioned. He had been coaching on the identical facility and has since fled Kenya, in accordance with police.

“The suspect known as a buddy whom they have been coaching collectively and knowledgeable him that he has killed a girlfriend and the physique was in the home,” Makori mentioned.

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