First-Year Female Student Killed by Roommate’s Boyfriend

A first-year female student at Laikipia University’s main campus has been killed by a man alleged to be her roommate’s boyfriend.

The deceased, Getrude Chepkoech, was eliminated by the man identified as Ezra, a non-student alleged to be a boda boda rider. In the Wednesday, September 29, incident which happened in the institution’s Peka hostels, Ezra later tried to take his own life.

After other students realised what he had done, they cornered him and started stoning him.

A witness said the man, who had travelled from Nakuru, visited his girlfriend last week but they are said to have quarrelled. During the argument, his girlfriend raised the alarm accusing the man of forcing himself into their room.

The hostel’s management kicked him out, warning him never to return.

However, he returned on Wednesday armed with a knife and eliminated her suspected girlfriend’s roommate. The deceased was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English and literature. At the time of the incident, Ezras ‘girlfriend’ was in the school writing her examination.

The body of the deceased was taken to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital. Police have commenced investigations into the matter.

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