Kenyan marathon runner Wesley Ngetich is among the victims of the latest violence in Kenya sparked by the disputed presidential elections of 27 December.

The 34-year-old athlete was killed by a poisoned arrow during fighting in his home town of Trans Mara in the Rift Valley province on 21 January.

He is the second international athlete to have died in post-election violence after Lucas Sang, a member of the Kenyan 4x400m relay team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, was hacked to death in the town of Eldoret, also in the Rift Valley, on 31 December.

The news comes against a backdrop of persistent tension in Kenya.

In Nairobi on 22 January police fired tear gas at a group of supporters of incubment president Mwai Kibaki, who was returned to power at the end of last year amid claims of fraud. However reports suggest other places affected by the recent unrest are relatively calm.

The opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) led by defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court in The Hague accusing the government of crimes against humanity for the excessive use of force by police during banned protest rallies on 16-18 January.

Earlier state broadcaster KBC reported that a group of MPs affiliated to Kibaki