Students from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) main campus in Nairobi staged a demonstration to protest the brutal killing of their colleague.
Tabitha Muthoni Mwangi, a First Year Student, was stabbed in the neck during a robbery leading to her death. The incident is said to have occurred on Thursday night between 7 and 8pm.
It led to a massive uproar as students took to the streets on Friday morning demanding for justice.
JKUAT students union boss Ibrahim Boru lamented the killing, urging the area security forces to hasten the investigations and bring Tabitha’s killers to book.
His sentiments were echoed by the student union Secretary General Alexander Oucha who also condemned the incident and cited two other similar cases that are apparently yet to be resolved.
“Comrades must be safe in and outside the school because this area cannot function without the students. We are therefore demanding for swift action,” said one of the students, Edward Mutuma.
According to first responders on the scene of crime, Tabitha was in the company of another female friend when they were accosted by two thugs who demanded their valuables.
The deceased’s friend reportedly complied but Tabitha refused, prompting the gangsters to stab and violently rob her. She was taken to the university hospital where she was declared dead on arrival ‘due to excessive bleeding’.
The university administration has since released a statement saying police have taken the deceased’s body to the Kenyatta University mortuary after the next of kin were notified.
“The extremely brutal manner in which Tabitha’s life was snuffed has understandably caused anxiety among JKUAT students and staff. The University is ready to work with security agents in Juja to investigate the incident and bring the culprits of this heinous crime to book. We urge our students to remain calm as police discharge their mandate,” the statement reads.
more recommended stories
Uhuru nominates Eliud Kinuthia to replace Kavuludi
President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Eliud.
American and British ISIS brides Hoda Muthana and Shamima Begum plead to go home
An American woman and a British.
Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson.
Parents arraigned for not enrolling children to Form One
Five parents from Eldoret have been.
Nurses suspend strike in Kisii county
Kisii County government and Kenya National.
Former President Obama to bring NBA-like League to Kenya
Former United States President Barack Obama.
French President Macron will be in Kenya on two-day State visit
French President Emmanuel Macron will make.
Graduates of Huawei mentorship, training and career development program feted
Huawei in partnership with E-mentoring Africa.
DP Ruto is a “project of Kenyans” in 2022, Murkomen declares
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and.
Gov’t now to vet guidance and mentorship programs in schools – CS Amina
The Ministry of Education will vet.