A family representative who addressed the media on Friday, October 15, expressed that they were frightened by the spouse's alleged plot to inherit all her estates. This included parcels of land, commercial buildings and a poultry farm. Emmanuel Ibrahim Rotich, who was captured in Changamwe, Mombasa County on Thursday, October 14, was reported to have manipulated his late spouse to register all her wealth under his name. Rotich is the major suspect in the murder case.
"We appeal to the DCI and the government to make a follow-up and recuperate all her wealth. We can't get it back. We have seen three land agreements between the two and we speculate that she was conned," the spokesperson expressed. The following is the link of the appeal; https://youtu.be/u-ADQfTNdt0
Nandi Governor, Stephen Sang, consoled the family and vowed to ensure that the athlete's wealth is recovered.
He urged the family to bury the athlete with the guarantee that his government would, from that point onward, coordinate with pertinent authorities to tackle the stalemate. "She acquired her wealth through sweat. When we are burying her to rest, it must be secured," Sang pledged.
Athletics Kenya President, Jackson Tuwei, cautioned athletes from registering wealth under lovers, families and partners' names. He urged them to consult lawyers and different experts prior to investing.
Rotich's sister revealed that her brother was reserved and never spoke to the family on his woes.
"He is so polite and we were amazed that he was roped into such appalling crime," she expressed.
"We ask Tirop’s family to forgive us," she added.
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