Ivy Wangechi’s Mother Furious at Bloggers For Tarnishing Daughter’s Image

  • Slain medical student Ivy Wangechi' mother, Winfred Waithera has lashed out at bloggers for tarnishing her daughter’s image even as she comes to terms with the death of her first born child.

    Speaking to the press on Sunday at their Thika Makongeni Phase 10 home, Waithera appealed to bloggers to stop peddling lies and propaganda” on social media about Wangechi.

    “I want to make it clear that the Ivy the bloggers are talking about and trying to portray in a bad light in social media is not the same one we knew. The Ivy we knew was God-fearing, disciplined and one who did not depend on or have sponsors,” she stated.

    Waithera lamented that Wangechi’s death hit them hard and reports portraying her in bad light only added insult to injury. 

    Winfred Waithera, mother of slain Moi University student Ivy Wangeci

    “We are still in shock and cannot believe that Ivy is gone forever. It is so hard to imagine that we will never see her again. It is so painful for us as parents and family,” she added. 

    On Friday, Wangechi's father, Paul Githui Wainaina also expressed his frustrations about the rumors that were being circulated about her daughter.

    Wainaina stated that he felt like his daughter was being murdered for a second time with unsubstantiated reports about her being a "slay queen". 

    In a sit down with The Standard, he set the record straight revealing that Wangechi had been brought up as a Christian and that she was genuinely a victim of brutal murder.

    “Please help me clean my daughter’s name. She was a decent, hardworking girl. The stories being circulated about her infecting her killer with HIV/AIDS are untrue. This has been discounted by tests already done.

    “Ivy was brought up in a strict Christian background and is a very honest person. Her character cannot be questioned. She is a victim of a brutal murder and should not be vilified," stated Wainaina. 

    Wangechi, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University School of Medicine, was hacked to death on Tuesday by an axe. 

    Ivy Wangechi and her father Paul Githui Wainaina