Kenyan police launch manhunt after body of female athlete Damaris Muthee Mutua found with stab wounds in the town of Iten.
Written by News Room on April 20, 2022
Kenyan police have launched a manhunt after the body of a female athlete Damaris Muthee Mutua found with stab wounds in the town of Iten, famous for its centre for long-distance runners.
Police say they are looking for the Ethiopian boyfriend of Muthee Mutua, 28, who was born in Kenya but competed for Bahrain.
Local police chief Tom Makori told the media that Mutua’s body was found in a state of decomposition in the Rift Valley town of Iten, adding that Mutua’s boyfriend was training at the same high-altitude centre as her and may have left the country.
Mutua competed for Kenya as a junior athlete but later switched to run for Bahrain.
She is the second female athlete to be killed in Iten in the last 12 months, last year, Kenyans were shocked by the killing of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop.