Olympic champ Wanjiru dies after fall

Journalists and friends at at Wanjiru's house, where he jumped from the balcony. JOSEPH KURIA | NATION

What you need to know:

  • Police say the athlete had quarrelled with his wife moments before the fatal fall.
  • A woman friend with whom Wanjiru had been drinking is being held by police.

Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru has died after apparently falling from the top floor of his home in Nyahururu, central Kenya.
According to the police, the 2008 Beijing Olympic champion died from injuries sustained after jumping from top floor of his home in Nyahururu town at about 1am local time.

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