According to recent police reports, it is being said that Ugandan athlete Benjamin Kiplagat was murdered and has been found dead in Kenya. It is being told that his body was found in a car on the outskirts of Rift Valley city. Police is busy investigating the incident. After his death, fans are searching on Google and social media to know how Benjamin Kiplagat died and if he was murdered further, then who murdered him and why? We have given all the news related to the death of Benjamin Kiplagat in this article.
What is Benjamin Kiplagat Cause of Death?
Recently it has been revealed through social media and news that Benjamin Kiplagat has died on 31 December 2023. Benjamin Kiplagat was a Ugandan athlete who won the long distance 3,000 meters steeplechase silver medal. According to police reports, it is being said that Benjamin Kiplagat has been murdered as there is a knife mark on his neck. The body of Benjamin Kiplagat was found in a car on the outskirts of the Rift Valley town of Eldoret. The police is investigating his murder. According to the police reports, it is being said that they have not found any clue yet which could lead them to the killer. His death has brought great grief to his family and the athletic world is in mourning for him. After his death, many tributes are being paid to him and people are praying that his soul rest in peace.
The global athletics governing body expressed its grief over his death, saying in a post on Twitter: “World Athletics is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Benjamin Kiplagat.” “We express our deepest condolences to his friends, family, teammates and fellow athletes. Our thoughts are with them all at this difficult time.”
Uganda’s Minister of State for Sports, Peter Ogwang, expressed grief over his death, saying in a post on Twitter: “I express my deepest condolences to his family, Ugandans and the entire East Africa on the passing of such a budding athlete who Has represented us on the international scene on many occasions.”
I am saddened to hear about the death of our athlete, Benjamin Kiplagat who was reportedly murdered in Kenya. I send my deepest condolences to his family, Ugandans, and the entire East Africa for the loss of such a budding athlete who has on several occasions represented us on… pic.twitter.com/yX29cBnAl3
— Peter Ogwang (@OgwangOgwang) December 31, 2023
Still struggling to come to terms with it. Former 3000m steeplechase runner Benjamin Kiplagat was murdered earlier today in western Kenya. His neck was cut with a knife. He represented Uganda at 3 @Olympics & 6 @WorldAthletics Championships. Won 2008 world junior silver in Poland… pic.twitter.com/tclMqs2k0D
— Darren Allan Kyeyune (@AllanDarren) December 31, 2023
Who was Benjamin Kiplagat?
Benjamin Kiplagat was born on 4 March 1989 in Magoro, Uganda. He was a famous Ugandan long-distance runner. According to the latest news, He died at the age of 34 in Eldoret, Kenya. He started with 10,000 meters but his coach dissuaded him. His coach advised him to switch to 1500 and 5000 metres. He won the silver medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships. He completed the 3,000 meter race in that championship. In 2012, he won the bronze medal in the Africa Championship.