Engineering Student Found Brutally Murdered

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  • A fifth Year Engineering student at Egerton University was found murdered in his room on Thursday evening.

    It is reported that a machete was found next to the body of David Ongeri, which had deep cuts on the neck, face, head and hands.

    Njoro Sub-county Police Commander, Mohammed Huka, stated that it was a neighbour who discovered his body.

    "It is sad to learn of the death of one of the students killed for no clear reasons," Huka divulged.

    The entrance of Egerton University

    The university's student leader, Henry Mulyungi, revealed that Ongeri had just completed his project and was expected to proceed on industrial attachment.

    "We are requesting police to bring to book criminals behind the murder," he added.

    In April, another case of a university student being killed dominated news headlines after a female medical learner, Ivy Wangechi, was allegedly hacked by Naftali Kinuthia in broad daylight.

    The 28-year-old Kinuthia was later hospitalised at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital following a beating from an angry mob, who wanted to lynch him.

    Witnesses revealed that the medic, who was a sixth-year student at Moi University School of Medicine, was carrying out her practicals when she was attacked near the Accident and Emergency Wing of MTRH.

    Kinuthia was denied bail by Eldoret High court judge, Stephen Githinji.

    Naftali Kinuthia pictured outside the Eldoret High Court on April 15, 2019.