The student of the university of Nairobi whose body was found lifeless in the swimming at the institution’s main campus had all his clothes on, including the shoes.
Students at the institution now claim their colleague may have been killed elsewhere and body dumped at the not-serviced swimming pool.
When the body of the student, now identified as Dennis Maina (4th year, economics) was retrieved, he was in his full attire: a khaki trouser, shirt, belt and shoes.
Multiple students say they had been swimming at the pool for well over three hours when one of them stumbled on the body which was lying at the deep end of the pool.
They now want the police to conduct thorough investigations.
At the same time, the students have turned their outrage at the institution’s students welfare association (SWA) and the administration which they accuse of neglecting the pool.
“I haveÂ raised many concerns about theÂ hygienic measures taken to ensureÂ that that pool has no algae,Â spyrogira and pramecium elementsÂ that turns the colour to dark greenÂ almost making the floor invisible. .Â in October, my sweet lovelyÂ girlfriend suffered a liver infection,Â barely five days after I took her forÂ some training session in theÂ shallow end, ofcourse as a trainee,Â she had to gasp some water andÂ swallow accidentally as it is withÂ fresh trainee.I took ha to aÂ dispensary and the doctor refferedÂ her to KNH for liver screening, sheÂ was found to have a serious liverÂ infection caused by sodiumÂ intogens, and for those whoÂ understand simple pool chemicalsÂ like DTR and DPV used for “sinkingÂ dirt and cleaning ” have sodiumÂ intogens though at a lowerÂ concentration. She was not theÂ first comrade to be diagnosed withÂ the same since over 15 studentsÂ over the past four days hadÂ complained of the same, whatÂ followed was a closure of the poolÂ order from the chief medical officerÂ CMO. The pool was harboringÂ dangerous health hazard ions,Â leave alone the dominant blueÂ green alage..after 5 days the poolÂ was opened with crystal clearÂ waters.comrades, for the betterÂ part of January the water filterÂ was not functional. ..and up toÂ date its still not functioning, andÂ comrades dare to swim in thoseÂ waters. On Saturday, a guy divedÂ on top of the other almostÂ breaking his ribs simply becauseÂ the water is not clear, almostÂ opaque and u cant see a fellowÂ comrade.no one is there to pushÂ the sport s docket to rectifyÂ this…”
The same student, gives a historical similar occurrence at the UoN swimming pool:
In 1991, The ccouncillor [sic] (he meant chancellor) of TheÂ university of Nairobi, by then theÂ president of the republic of Kenya,Â now retired president moi orderedÂ immediate closure of the universityÂ main campus swimming pool afterÂ an electrical engineering studentÂ (bob waruinge) drowned to deathÂ without the Â knowledge ofÂ the pool guard on duty (mr mosesÂ siliwa) (R.I.P). Mr Bob, a residentÂ of hall 2 room 302 had woken upÂ early on 30/07/91 took a shawa [sic]Â and proceeded to SHANG PINGÂ constructors offices along loitaÂ street where he had an interviewÂ and later in the afternoon cameÂ bck to the room, took his collageÂ bag and left.. that was the lastÂ time his roomate saw him alive,Â two days later his body was foundÂ lying dead in the swimming poolÂ floor. the pool was reopened inÂ 1996 after 5 years of enquiry toÂ what really transpired.
More details to follow.