The husband of 2015 land champion Agnes Tirop was arrested in Changamwe, Mombasa, for her murder in Iten.
According to a police statement, the suspect was driving a private car when he was arrested.
Tirop, 25, was part of the winning team that represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020; where he represented the country in the 5,000-meter race and finished fourth in the final.
The Kenyan champion was found dead at his home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday.
His body was stabbed in the neck.
Tirop was living in an athletic camp after a disagreement with her husband, but she returned home two days ago, following reconciliation between relatives and friends.
Just last month, Tirop set the world on fire by setting a new 10k women’s world record with a time of 30:01 cutting the tape at the Adizero Road to Records event. in Herzogenaurach, Germany.