Emmanuel Rotich, the boyfriend and main suspect in the murder of athlete Agnes Rotich, will be held for 20 days pending investigations into his murder.
Rotich was arrested on Monday in a Iten court.
He appeared before Senior Senior Magistrate Charles Kutwa but did not plead.
Prosecutor Judith Ayuma requested an additional 20 days to keep him in custody, which the court granted.
The suspect will be held at Eldoret police station.
Kutwa also ordered that a mental assessment be carried out.
The case will be raised on November 9 for new orders.
Rotich was taken away by DCI officers after the orders were given.
“Since this is a murder case, I am ordering her to be referred to the Eldoret High Court on November 9 for further instructions,” Kutwa said.
Ayuma said court detectives have yet to complete their investigations as they are looking for other suspects linked to the murder.
"Your honor, I plead for more time because DCI agents have not yet traveled the country to conduct an investigation to apprehend more suspects linked to the murder of the runner before being charged with murder," she declared.
He had fled to Mombasa after the incident but was arrested when the car he was driving was involved in an accident during curfew hours.
Some relatives were in court for the case.
Keiyo North OCPD Evans Makori said the house where Tirop was found dead with a stab wound to the neck remained a crime scene as police finalized investigations.
Homicide detectives recovered CCTV cameras from Tirop's home in the town of Iten on Saturday, while Rotich, who had been arrested in Mombasa, was transferred to the region.
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