According to Kenya University students guild chairperson, a Mr Felix Lone, this is the situation of students after a female student who had gone ‘raving’ in Thika Town (a pub next to where former MP George Thuo was allegedly drugged to death) with friends, having been picked by a man believed to be a sugar-daddy, died moments after returning back to campus.
Today is again another very sadÂ morning. At around 6:00 in theÂ Morning our colleague, MoreenÂ Chepkemei Kakuko, and a first yearÂ Student was confirmed dead uponÂ arrival at the Health Unit.Â Moreen went out yesterday eveningÂ with three friends. She was pickedÂ at Ruiru Campus, where she stays.Â The three were in company of oneÂ other person known to them.Â They spend the night at Club LeosÂ Thika, and at around 2 MoreenÂ Started complaining of a headache.Â The Fourth Person, who we now haveÂ details on offered to go and giveÂ Moreen pain killers that were in hisÂ vehicle, the two left and were awayÂ for an hour.Â At around three, the remainingÂ friends called the other man whoÂ was driving them to come and pickÂ them and drop them back to school.
At this point, the three friends say,Â they found Moreen Strapped withÂ safety belt on the front passengerÂ seat. They drove from Thika to RuiruÂ and tried to take Moreen back to herÂ room. She was unconscious andÂ cold. Since the room is upstairs,Â they say they decided to come withÂ her to the main Campus.Â They drove into the Campus atÂ around 4 AM and took her to one ofÂ their rooms in Longonot. However atÂ around 5, they reported to theÂ health unit to request for anÂ ambulance. The ambulance wentÂ and picked Moreen, but upon arrivalÂ at the Health Unit she wasÂ determined by the doctor to haveÂ passed on.Â This Morning, I have met with theÂ Vice Chancellor over the matter, andÂ we have informed the County PoliceÂ Commander Mr. Kibui. The policeÂ have proceeded to go and arrest theÂ man who was with Moreen for theÂ one hour period to explain whatÂ happened.
This incident is truly saddening.Â In the meantime all the threeÂ friends are helping withÂ investigations and upon arrival ofÂ family Members we will proceed toÂ determine the actual cause of deathÂ of Moreen through Autopsy.
In the same week, the university lost a male student who was brutally murdered in Kahawa estate. The student Leader, Felix Lone, who has to explain these happenings to fellow students, had this to say:
I am extremely saddened today.Â This morning we received sad newsÂ that our colleague Newborn MusomiÂ Majani Reg K16S/16300/12 died in aÂ brutal incident of insecurity inÂ Kahawa.Â Newborn was with friends when heÂ left to go watch a match and laterÂ was discovered dead.Â I have been to the Kahawa PoliceÂ Station where recording ofÂ statements is ongoing and I am now
heading to see the scene.Â The circumstances of our colleaguesÂ passing on remain unclear. I haveÂ been informed that there was a pile
of stones around where he was anÂ indication that he may have beenÂ attacked by more than one person.
I take this opportunity to pass myÂ condolences to Newborns’ family andÂ friends.Â If you have any information, youÂ may share with the police or evenÂ myself. (0720 021 771)Â I will update you as everything goesÂ on. And assure you that we willÂ ensure those responsible are held toÂ account.”
Irked by the death of the first student, a student counsellor in the same university warned other students:
We have lost a lot of comrades in the past 1 academic year.You remember Anne’s story? She was found in City Mortuary after a misharp with the so called boyfriend..You remember Vinnie?? A 5th year Engineering comrade was shot dead at Annex which led to the ban of night events in KU..And now this week..
Newborn who died just around night time in a very peculiar death as a result of Insecurity,the story made headlines on Citizen and K24 tv jana..And today Maureen has died,..reports reaching us is that she might have died as a result of drug poisoning…Maureen’s story is very similar to the late UON comrade..what was her name again?? Yees Keino…Thika is slowly becoming a death zone with the late George Thuo also dying in a certain club in Thika,its porkiez? just almost next to Club Leo where Maureen was clubbing at..
And you guys,especially the KU ladies..You guys are hypocrites..Whats the rush with men driving big cars,wearing 3 piece designer suits..Don’t you know all men of that calibre are already made men? Men who have a woman behind who struggled with them till where he is now?? And you expect him to marry you? NEVER ..He’ll use you then later dump you or kill you.. Why can’t you just be satisfied with the peanuts you are having? why are you trying to fit in with the crowd? or if at all its very hard to stay alone please cope with that broke nigga of yours..Kuleni fry max kwa amani badala ya Sarova na balaa..
Kwani whats the ish with all this mad partying and raving??
KU might beef up the security in all ways,KU might build hostels for everyone in campus but students will still die in mysterious circumstances..
Wewe pekee yako ndio unaweza jichunga..KU can build you or forever destroy your life it just depends on which side you want to lean on.
Let students remain cautious and responsible about their safety.
Kenya Today has most of its contributors as university students which saddens our team whenever we hear these chilling deaths. We bear with students of Kenyatta University